Details released on Thursday’s accident in Atlantic


May 3rd, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Police Department has released more information about an accident that occurred Thursday morning, at 9th and Cherry Streets. Officials say vehicles driven by Helen Gearhart and Mathew Watts, both of Atlantic, collided at around 8:50-a.m., when Gearhart’s vehicle, which was traveling east on 9th,  stopped at the intersection, but then proceeded into the intersection, where her car was hit by Watts’ SUV, as Watts was traveling south on Cherry.

Gearhart was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Damage from the crash amounted to $10,000. No citations were issued. In other news, the A-PD reports 27-year old Summer Cole, of Atlantic, was arrested Thursday on a Cass County warrant for a Probation Violation. Cole was booked into the Cass County Jail.