Arkansas woman injured in Exira crash Monday


June 5th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A woman from Arkansas was injured during an accident Monday evening, in Exira. The Iowa State Patrol reports 61-year old Monta Bahus, of Dover, AR,  was transported to the Cass County Memorial Hospital by Exira Rescue, after the pickup she was a passenger in, was involved in a broadside-type accident with another pickup. The accident happened at around 7:10-p.m., at the intersection of Fairview and Washington Streets, in Exira.

Officials say 74-year old Lonnie Barber, of Hamlin, admitted that he failed to stop at the posted intersection, while he was traveling south on Fairview Road. His 2010 Ford F-150 pickup continued into the intersection, where it was hit broadside by a 2005 Dodge pickup driven by 62-year old David Bahus, of Dover, AR. The accident happened as Bahus was traveling east on Washington Street.

Monta Bahus suffered from unknown chest injuries resulting from her seat belt and a non-deployment of the airbag. A report on her condition is not available.