Vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in Red Oak Saturday evening


December 2nd, 2019 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Red Oak say Red Oak Police and Red Oak EMS/Fire took a report Saturday evening of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident in the alleyway of 108 W. Elm Street. Upon further investigation, it was discovered 64-year old Russell Duane Tyler, of Shenandoah, was backing his van, when he struck Wanda M. Olson, pinning her between his van and a van owned by a woman from St. Joseph, MO.

Olsen was transported by EMS to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital for medical evaluation. Officials say the accident happened on private property. Damage to the second van was estimated at $400.

In other news, Red Oak Police are investigating a vehicle hit-and-run property damage accident. Officials say sometime between 9:30-p.m. and 11:50-p.m. Friday, someone sideswiped two legally parked vehicles on Eastern Avenue. Damage to a 2014 Chrysler 200 owned by Ricky Behrens, of Red Oak, and a 2007 Town and Country Van owned by Dale Fish, of Red Oak, amounted to $5,500 altogether. The incident remains under investigation.