Car vs. semi accident in Clarinda Tuesday


July 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A Clarinda man was listed in critical condition following a crash between a van and semi tractor trailer Tuesday afternoon, in Clarinda. The Iowa State Patrol says 79-year old Charles Bashor was flown by LifeNet Helicopter to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha following the crash at the intersection of 8th Street and the Highway 2/71 bypass at around 12:23-p.m.

Officials say a 2004 Chrysler van driven by Bashor was traveling north on 8th Street and came to the intersection with Highway 2/71. The van left the stop sign and was struck by a 2007 Peterbilt semi, driven by 62-year old Richard Schaefer, of Carroll, and registered to Crouse Transportation Services, LLC, in Carroll.