Injury accidents reported in Page County


November 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Page County Sheriff Lyle Palmer reports three people suffered possible/unknown injuries during two separate accidents earlier this week. On Tuesday, 57-year old Gae Poole, of Clearmont, MO., was transported to the Clarinda Regional Hospital by private vehicle, following an accident on Highway 71. Poole was traveling north on the highway just north of 240th Street at around 5:30-p.m., when a deer appeared on the road. When the SUV Poole was driving collided with the animal, it sustained $6,000 damage. Poole, who was wearing her seatbelt, went to the hospital to be checked for any possible injuries.

And, on Sunday, 16-year old Sarah Gruhn, of Manning, suffered minor, possible injuries, after she lost control of the car she was driving, causing the vehicle to enter a ditch and roll once before coming to rest on its wheels. The accident happened as the car was rounding a curve near 140th Street and Avenue C, just before 1-p.m., Sunday. A passenger in the car, 16-year old Jamie Stribling, of Shenandoah, also suffered possible/unknown injuries. Both girls were wearing their seatbelts. The teens were transported by ambulance to the Shenandoah Hospital to be checked-out. Sheriff Palmer says Gruhn was cited for Failure to Maintain Control. The vehicle was totalled in the crash.