Accident causes domino effect in Harlan


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

An accident in Harlan last Sunday caused a sort of “domino effect” that resulted in damage to another vehicle. According to the Harlan Police Department, 19-year old Dylan Hansen, of Harlan, was traveling too fast southbound on 8th Street, and lost control of the 1995 Ford he was driving as he attempted to turn left onto Farnam Street. The vehicle entered a yard and hit a tree. A limb from the tree then broke off and fell on a 2012 Honda registered to Elisabeth Austin, of Overland Park, KS,  which was legally parked on the south side of Farnam Street.

Damage from the incident amounted to $7,000.  Hansen was cited for Driving without a valid license, driving a non-registered vehicle, reckless driving, failure to maintain control, and failure to hold accident insurance.