Cell phone contributes to head-on crash
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:55:37 GMT — Update: April 14 at 12:30 p.m.: University Hospital said Nina Rembold is still in fair condition.So far, no tickets have been issued to either party in the crash. Update: April 13 at 12:15 p.m.: Nina Rembold's daughter told KRCG her mother's condition has improved, but is still serious. She said Nina has broken legs, hips, arms and ribs. She said Nina has now just opened her eyes and is able to speak. Nina Rembold still remains at University Hospital in Columbia. We will continue to post updates when we know more . Update: April 13 at 11 a.m.: Officials at University Hospital said Nina Rembold is in fair condition. Rembold was involved in an accident in Callaway County after a woman reaching for her cell phone caused a head-on collision.Original Story:Police say a driver reaching for a cell phone caused a head-on collision seriously injuring a woman in Callaway County Monday afternoon.It happened on Old Highway 54 just south of Route TT.The MO Highway Patrol reports Donalee Lomprez, 24, took her attention off the road while driving northbound and crossed the center line.She was driving a 2003 Volkswagen.Lomprez hit a 1998 Buick driven by Nina Rembold, 76, who was going south. Rembold suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.Rembold was conscious and alert when crews used the jaws of life to get her out of the car.Lomprez suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Capital Region Medical Center.Both women are from Holts Summit and were wearing their seat belts.Have you ever texted while driving? We want to hear from you.