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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 7:50 a.m. CDT

No citations were issued after an accident 4:56 p.m. Thursday at West Adams and North Elm streets.

According to a Creston Police report, Rachel Leigh Nelson, 21, 304 1/2 N. Birch St., driving a 1988 Pontiac south on Elm, was stopped at the flashing red lights at the intersection of Adams and Elm. Jordan Bennett Hernandez, 19, of Clarinda, driving a 2000 Ford east on West Adams, did not see the flashing red lights. Hernandez hit his brakes and, with the wet roads, his brakes would not stop the vehicle. He slid through the lights and struck Nelson.

Damage estimates are $200 to Nelson’s vehicle and $1,500 to Hernandez’s vehicle.

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Zachary Thomas Mathes, 21, of Lorimor was cited for failure to maintain control after an accident 12:01 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Iowa Avenue and First Street in Lorimor.

According to a Union County Sheriff’s report, Mathes, driving a 2005 Ford south on Iowa Avenue, attempted to turn west onto First Street. He lost control of the vehicle, went into the south ditch and struck a utility pole owned by Alliant Energy, causing damage to both the vehicle and the pole.

Damage estimates are $4,000 to Mathes’ vehicle and $3,000 to the utility pole.

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