Atlantic Police and rescue personnel were busy Saturday, responding to four separate accidents. The first happened at around 12:20-a.m. at 10th and Plum Streets, when a vehicle driven by Jason Mullin, of Atlantic, rear-ended a vehicle driven by Amanda Cooper, also of Atlantic. The accident happened as both vehicles were traveling east on 10th. Following the collision, Mullin left the scene. Cooper followed him and called police once both vehicles were parked. Mullin was subsequently arrested for OWI/1st offense and booked into the Cass County Jail. No injuries were reported. Damage from the crash amounted to $5,000.
The A-PD says at around 4-a.m. Saturday, a vehicle driven by Adam Fisher, of Lincoln, NE, was traveling west on 29th Street from Highway 6, when Fisher failed to negotiate a curve as the road turns south onto Nishna Street. The vehicle ran off the road and hit a metal livestock chute. No injuries were reported. Damage from the collision amounted to $17,000. Fisher was cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
Just before Noon, Saturday, two people were transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital after vehicles driven by Allen Thelen, of Anita, and Michael Albert, of Atlantic, collided at the intersection of 7th Street and the Wal-Mart access drive. Officials say Thelen was traveling north on the access road and turned right onto eastbound 7th Street. When Thelen braked, his vehicle was struck in the rear by Michael Albert’s eastbound vehicle. Albert had the green light, according to Police. Thelen, and a passenger in his vehicle, were taken to CCMH. Damage from the crash amounted to $11,000. No citations were issued.
And at around 3:50-p.m., Saturday, a rear-end collision occurred at 7th and Walnut Streets in Atlantic. Authorities say vehicles driven by Stephanie Blum, of Walnut, and Kegan McManigal, of Griswold, were both traveling westbound when Blum stopped for the red light. McManigal was unable to stop in-time. She was cited for Failure to Stop in an Assured Clear Distance. No injuries were reported. Damage from the crash amounted to $7,500.