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Salem woman hit by parked van

Thursday, August 8, 2002

A 66-year-old Salem woman was injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident at Norcross Ford on Highway 62 West Aug. 2 when she was struck by a vehicle driven by an 89-year-old Mountain Home man.

Shirley A. Bassham was listed in good condition Aug. 5 after being transferred to Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., from Baxter Regional Medical Center where she was first transported.

Mountain Home patrol officer Doug Small reported that Gerald Kalsbeek was driving a 1992 Mercury Sable when he pulled into a service entrance to have his vehicle checked.

Kalsbeek was backing up his vehicle and traveled approximately 75 feet when he hit a parked 2001 Ford Windstar van owned by Kirby-Boaz Funeral Home. The van was pushed about 15 feet and hit Bassham, knocking her approximately 15 feet, Small reported.

His vehicle accelerated and traveled another 35 feet and hit a parked 1983 Chrysler Fifth Avenue in the right rear. The Chrysler is owned by Delores Hamm of Gainesville, Mo.

Kalsbeek was issued a citation for careless driving. Damage to his vehicle was estimated at $1,500. Damage to the van and Chrysler was estimated at $600 each.



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