Accident report for the week ending April 15Here is this week's fire and crash report.
By: Katrina Styx, The Hastings Star-Gazette
Monday, April 9
• Two vehicles collided at the intersection of 10th and Vermillion streets at 3:31 p.m. One rear-ended the other.
• Four people reported some injuries after a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of 160th Street and Pleasant Drive at 9:09 p.m. Keegan McIntosh, 18 of Hastings, was making a left turn from eastbound 160th Street and failed to see an oncoming vehicle. He struck the vehicle, spun from the impact and struck a third vehicle. The second vehicle also struck the third vehicle and caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the time police arrived at the scene. McIntosh and one passenger were reported to have gone to the hospital but did not take an ambulance. The driver of the second vehicle and one passenger were taken to the hospital in an ambulance. McIntosh was cited for failure to yield and inattentive driving.
Tuesday, April 10
• A motorcycle lost control and crashed in a ditch while making a turn at the intersection of 21st Street and Commerce Drive. The driver reported there was a large amount of pebbles on the road he didn’t see. He reported some injury but did not go to the hospital.
Thursday, April 12
• A fire was reported in a building in the 3000 block of Millard Avenue at 7:39 a.m. A fire started on a machine inside the building and spread into the dust ducts. Damage was estimated at $1,000. There were no injuries.
Saturday, April 14
• Three people were injured in a collision between a motorcycle and a car at 11:53 a.m. at the intersection of Northfield Boulevard and Goodwin Avenue. No further information was available.
• Firefighters received a report of electrical arcing in the 11700 block of Osprey Avenue at 2:50 p.m. Upon arrival, they found a tree branch had fallen on a power line. Xcel Energy was contacted.
• Firefighters extinguished a grass fire in the River Bottoms north of North Lake. The fire was reported at 7:07 p.m. and firefighters remained on scene more than four hours. The fire covered an area of about 100 by 100 feet. The cause is unknown.
Sunday, April 15
• Michelle Schweich, 22 of Hampton, was cited for inattentive driving after a crash at 10:40 a.m. at the intersection of 21st and Pine streets. Schweich backed out of a driveway and struck another vehicle, causing at least $1,000 in damage. There were no injuries.
• Firefighters responded to a report of a leaking ammonia tank in the 15300 block of 180th Street at 2:22 p.m. Responders closed the tank valve and notified the company owner of the incident.
• Firefighters responded to an incident involving smoke from food at 4:04 p.m. in a multifamily dwelling in the 400 block of Vermillion Street.
Monday, April 16
• Firefighters responded to Regina Medical Center for a report of a fire in a kitchen at 2:21 p.m. A warmer or steamer oven started to short out, and sparks and flame were reported coming out its upper backside. The fire was out upon arrival.
Information for this report is obtained from both the Hastings Police and Fire departments.