(CLARINDA) Three people were sent to the hospital following a three vehicle accident in Page County Thursday.
The Sheriff’s Office says at around 6:30 p.m., a 1997 Ford Explorer, driven by 62-year-old Sharon Montross of Clarinda, was broke down on the side of the road and a 2002 Chevy Silverado pulled up nose to nose with the Explorer to jumpstart it. The Silverado was facing the wrong direction in the roadway and slightly offset with the passenger side headlamp shining down the wrong lane of travel.
A 2001 Hyundai Accent, driven by 62-year-old Clarence Holste of Bridgewater, came over the hillcrest and noticed one headlight in his lane of travel. Holste stated that he was blinded by the headlamp and didn’t know which way to go, so he swerved toward his own shoulder and rear ended the Explorer, pushing it into the front of the Silverado.
Holste was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital by Shenandoah EMS. Montross was transported to Clarinda Regional Health Center by Clarinda EMS. And a passenger, 36-year-old Heidi Montross of Clarinda, was transported to Creighton University Hospital by Lifenet.