(Atlantic) An 18-year-old Atlantic man was injured this morning in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 83 just northwest of Atlantic.
Scott Pigsley, with the Iowa State Patrol says the driver Brandon Ballinger was putting a drink in the cup holder when the pick up went out of control.
Ballinger was heading northwest on Highway 83 out of Atlantic when he became temporarily distracted as his pickup rounded the curve. The vehicle drifted to the hand shoulder. Ballinger overcorrected and the vehicle lost control and rolled into the south ditch. Medivac Ambulance transported Ballinger to the Cass County Memorial Hospital.
The Atlantic Police Department, Medivac Ambulance, and the Cass County Sherifrf's Office assisted the Iowa State Patrol at they scene.
June 12, 2012