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Two accidents in Atlantic


August 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Atlantic Police say two accidents occurred over the weekend, one of which resulted in minor injuries. An accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of 2nd Street and Sunnyside Lane resulted in the driver and a passenger in one of the vehicles being sent to the Cass County Memorial, for treatment of pain.

Officials say a vehicle driven by Chelsey Leighton, of Griswold, was traveling north on Sunnyside Lane at around 12:50-p.m., and had stopped at the intersection with 2nd Street/Highway 83. A vehicle driven by Judy Miller, of Atlantic, stopped behind the Leighton vehicle.

When Leighton started to pull out into the intersection, followed by Miller, Leighton stopped again, and was hit from behind. Leighton and a passenger in her vehicle suffered minor injuries. No citations were issued. Damage from the accident amounted to $300.

The other accident happened just before 2-p.m. Friday, at the intersection of Linn and Commerce Streets, when vehicles driven by Bruce A. Hansen, and Matthew Prall, both of Atlantic, collided. Officials say Hansen was traveling north on Linn Street and stopped at the stop sign located near the intersection. Prall was traveling west on Commerce, and had swerved to go around a non-contact vehicle, before continuing westbound. Police say Hansen pulled out too soon, and hit the rear of Prall’s vehicle.

Damage from the mishap amounted to $4,200. No injuries were reported, and there were no citations issued.