Two people were transported to the hospital following an accident late Wednesday morning, in Clarinda. The Police Department reports 42-year old Joseph McCormick, of Clarinda was transported to the Clarinda Regional Hospital by Clarinda EMS, while 50-year old Darla Jean McCall, of Clarinda, was transported by Clarinda Police to the hospital.
Officials say a van driven by McCall was traveling south on Walnut Street at around 11:35-a.m. and preparing to stop at the intersection with Highway 2, when she noticed in her rear-view mirror, the car behind her was swerving in the lane. After McCall stopped at the intersection, the 1991 Cadillac driven by McCormick hit McCall’s 2000 Pontiac Montana in the rear.
After McCall pulled her van forward a bit, the Cadillac hit the van again. A witness who got out of his vehicle and approached the car, told Police McCormick was slumped over in his seat and was incoherent. The witness placed the car in park and shut-off the ignition.
Damage from the incident amounted to $800. No citations were issued, pending the outcome of the accident investigation.