By Liz Shepherd
ATWOOD — A semi damaged the New Beginnings Community Church building in Atwood after a Monday morning accident involving two vehicles.
At approximately 8:19 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, a red 2015 Freightliner semi, operated by Sarah L. Russcher, 23, Michigan, was traveling east on Old Road 30 when a white 2016 Nissan Rogue pulled out into the roadway in front of her. The Nissan Rogue was being driven by Karen K. Awald, 45, Hamlet.
The front end of Russcher’s vehicle struck Awald’s vehicle. This caused Russcher’s semi to leave the roadway, striking a sign and sign post in the church’s parking lot before striking the church building.
Awald injured her left wrist but refused treatment at the scene. According to police reports, Awald said she stopped at a stop sign facing south on Harrison Street and did not see Russcher’s vehicle as she entered the roadway.
Damages are estimated at up to $50,000.