Two women injured during Shelby County crash Monday


April 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Two people were injured during an accident this (Monday) morning, in Shelby County. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 61-year old Kathy Block, of Harlan, and 39-year old Renee Parrott, of Kirkman, were injured, when their vehicles collided on Highway 59, at the intersection with 1600th Street. Officials say both women were transported by ambulance to the hospital in Harlan. Parrott, who was trapped in her vehicle and had to be extricated by rescue crews, was later transferred to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha, for additional treatment. Sources told KJAN News Parrott, who is a member of the Kirkman Volunteer Fire Department, suffered from broken ribs and other injuries.

According to the accident report, a 2012 Buick Enclave driven by Block, was northbound on Highway 59 when Parrott, who was traveling west on 1600th Street, failed to yield. Her 2005 Dodge Caravan collided with the SUV at the intersection. The vehicles then came to rest in the west ditch. Both were considered to be a total loss. Officials say Parrott was cited for Failure to Yield Upon Entering a Through Highway. The Harlan Fire Department and Westphalia Fire Department assisted the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.