Anita teen injured by runaway car Friday


May 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s Officials in Cass County say an Anita teen was injured Friday evening during a single-vehicle accident on Chestnut Street, in Anita. A car operated by 17-year old Shaley Kay Winther was parked in a driveway and began to roll because the vehicle was not in “Park.” Winther attempted to stop the 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, but was knocked down by the vehicle. 

The car traveled through the corner of a yard, across 6th Street and struck a power pole, which snapped-off and fell on the vehicle. Winther suffered minor injuries and was transported by Anita Rescue to the Cass County Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $3000, while the power pole sustained about $1000 damage. 

The Sheriff’s Office reports also, 50-year old Casey Renee Bates, of Red Oak, was arrested Saturday, on a District Court warrant for Failure to Appear for a Child Support Hearing. Bates was taken to the Cass County Jail where she was being held on $2000 cash bond.