Truck Bicycle Accident

On Friday 06-24-16 at approximately 4:34 pm, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a pickup / bicycle accident at the intersection of West Hoffman Street and North Cedar Avenue in Graettinger. A 2007 Ford F150 pickup owned by the Graettinger Municipal Light Plant and driven by John Wayne Tatman of Graettinger, had stopped at the stop sign on North Cedar Avenue. Tatman failed to see Norma Jean Jackson of Graettinger, riding on a bicycle going by on West Hoffman Street. Tatman pulled out from the stop sign and struck Jackson. Jackson was transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital by ambulance to be checked out for possible injuries. Tatman was cited for failure to yield upon entering a through highway.