Clarinda infant checked for injuries after Sat. accident


June 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

An infant secured in a child safety was checked for injuries at the Shenandoah Medical Center, following a single-vehicle accident Saturday morning. The Page County Sheriff’s Office reports Landon Jared James Wright, of Clarinda, who is less than one-year old, was traveling in a 2006 Pontiac driven by 24-year old Betsy Breanne Krienert, of Osmond, NE, when the woman went to check on her son. The car drifted onto the west shoulder of southbound Highway 59.

Krienert overcorrected. Her actions caused the car enter a ditch and come to rest beside a ditch and a bean field. Krienert didn’t have a cell phone with her. A passing motorist transported her to the Shenandoah Police Department. After authorities spoke with the woman, she took the boy to SMC to be checked for possible injuries. No charges were filed. The car sustained about $1,000 damage during the accident, which happened at around 11:30-a.m. Saturday, about three-miles north of Shenandoah.