Clarinda woman injured during Sunday afternoon accident


July 30th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

One person was transported by Essex EMS to the hospital in Shenandoah following a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Page County. Sheriff’s officials say 61-year old Phyllis Jean Carlson, of Clarinda, suffered “non-incapacitating” injuries during the crash between her 2002 Chevy Blazer and a full-size pickup. The accident happened at around 4:35-p.m., at the intersection of 130th Street and N Avenue, about six-miles northwest of Hepburn.

Carlson’s SUV was traveling south on N Avenue as a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup driven by 58-year old Gary Michael Erickson, of Clarinda, was traveling west on 130th. Sheriff’ Lyle Palmer says Erickson ran the stop sign and hit the SUV on the passenger’s side. The Blazer was totaled in the crash. And, even though the pickup sustained $15,000 damage, Erickson was able to drive it to his residence. The sheriff’s report did not indicate if any citations were issued.