Fire and crash report for the week ending March 18Here is this week's fire and accident report.
By: Katrina Styx, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Tuesday, March 13
• Two vehicles collided at the intersection of 14th and Pine streets at 9:28 a.m. March 13. Wallace Schweich, 56 of Hastings, had stopped at the intersection on 14th Street and pulled into traffic. He was struck by Patricia Mann, 62 of Hastings. Mann complained of some pain but was not taken to the hospital. No citations were issued.
Wednesday, March 14
• Three people complained of pain after a two-car collision at 3:06 p.m. March 14 in the 400 block of East 31st Street. Rebecka Foix, 39 of Hastings, slowed and signaled to turn left into a business and was rear-ended by a 17-year-old Hastings male. The male and two passengers complained of pain but were not transported. No citations were issued.
Thursday, March 15
• Firefighters extinguished a small grass fire in the 900 block of West 16th Street at about 2:20 p.m. March 15. The fire was located next to a walking path and the cause was undetermined.
• A passenger vehicle caught fire in a driveway in the 17000 block of Orlando Avenue at about 5 p.m. March 15. The car, a 2001 Buick Regal, had been parked in the driveway and the driver found the vehicle on fire upon leaving the house. The cause of the fire is undetermined, and the vehicle is considered a total loss. There were no injuries.
Friday, March 16
• Megan Jablonski, 22 of Hastings, was cited for failure to yield the right of way after she ran a red light and struck another vehicle at the intersection of General Sieben Drive and Highway 55 March 16. Witnesses told police the other vehicle, driven by Marion Sorg, 90 of Hastings, had a green light. Jablonski was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The crash was reported at 11:40 a.m.
Saturday, March 17
• Firefighters responded to a large shed fire at 9:43 a.m. March 17 in the 17800 block of Clayton Avenue. The fire claimed the entire structure. A battery on an ATV had been charging in the shed, and the fire was traced to that location, although the exact cause of ignition is unknown. Firefighters were on scene until about 1:30 p.m. There were no injuries.
• A legal burn in the 18700 block of Orlando Avenue was spread to nearby grass by the wind. Firefighters responded at 11:22 a.m. March 17 and extinguished the fire, which was estimated to have covered an area of about 100 by 50 yards.
Information for this report is obtained from both the Hastings Police and Fire departments.