2 accidents in Atlantic last Sunday


April 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office today (Friday) released information on two accidents which occurred last Sunday. At around 3:50-p.m.,  a two vehicle accident took place at the intersection of White Pole Road (Hwy 6) and Whitney Streets, in Atlantic. Authorities say a 2011 Buick Enclave driven by 38-year old Darin M. Brees, of Olathe, KS, was traveling eastbound on White Pole Road and attempting a left turn onto Whitney Street, when the vehicle hit a 2008 Toyota Prius owned and driven by 23-year old Michael Brian Brady, of Atlantic. The accident happened as Brady was entering the intersection. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage to both vehicles is estimated at $2500 each.

The second accident happened late Sunday night. Officials say the accident involving a 2004 Dodge Stratus took place at around 11:50-p.m.  The sheriff’s office says 22-year old Veronica Lynn Mardesen, of Griswold, was traveling south on 560th Street when she lost control of the vehicle, which then entered the east ditch. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3000. Mardesen was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.