Corky Lee 'fortunate,' 'blessed' to survive accident


Tonia Copeland

Corky Lee is back in Kimball and recovering after being seriously injured in this March 10 accident on U.S. Highway 30 near the intersection of state Highway 71.

Fire alarms rang out when Kimball's main intersection became an accident scene on just after 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10.

Police reports state that Dr. Donald Gerner of Kimball was traveling west on Highway 30 and attempted a left-hand turn onto Chestnut Street at the stoplight.

According to the police report, Dr. Gerner did not see Cora "Corky" Lee, also of Kimball, on her orange RX8 Vespa-like scooter because the sun was shining very brightly in his eyes.

Corky, with her dog, Bella, was traveling east on Highway 30 when her vehicle was hit on the left side.

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