Two accidents over the weekend in Atlantic resulted in over $12,000 worth of damage, and injuries to one person. Officials with the Atlantic Police Department say a vehicle registered to Bill Baily, of Oakland, was legally parked in the Hy-Vee parking lot. As the passenger door of Bailey’s car was opened, a gust of wind took the door, causing it to hit a vehicle driven by Michael Pellett, of Atlantic, as he was pulling into an adjacent parking stall. Damage to both vehicles amounted to $2700. No injuries were reported.
That same day, an accident took place in the Atlantic Wal-Mart parking lot, at around 1-p.m. Officials say a vehicle driven by Lester Auerbach, of Atlantic, was backing out of a parking stall, when he hit a vehicle registered to James Schweiss, of Atlantic, that was parked in another stall. The force of the impact pushed Schweiss’ vehicle into a parked vehicle registered to John Watson, of Griswold.
Following the initial collision, Auerbach’s vehicle turned west after getting past all the parking stalls, and proceeded west over the curb and down the hill, where it hit a tree before coming to rest. A passenger in Schweiss’ vehicle was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by personal vehicle, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The total damage to all vehicles was estimated at $9,600.