Sheldon, Iowa – We now have the details of the accident to which Sheldon emergency crews were called on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at Children’s World. One child was taken to the hospital.
The Sheldon Police Department reports that about 8:35 AM on Thursday, 24-year-old Yuri Mendoza Amador of Sheldon was driving a GMC Yukon westbound and had stopped in a parking spot in front of Children’s World.
The report says that she was dropping off her daughter. It says Mendoza Amador was wearing slippers, and when she went to brake, her foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator pedal. The SUV struck the Children’s World building.
A young child and the swing she was in was knocked over. The child was taken to Sanford Sheldon by Sheldon Ambulance.
Mendoza Amador’s GMC Yukon sustained $1000 in damages, and damage to the building was estimated at $20,000.
Mendoza Amador was charged with driving without a valid license.
Sheldon Fire, Ambulance, and EMA personnel assisted the Sheldon Police at the scene.
Sheldon, Iowa — Sheldon emergency crews were called to Children’s World on Thursday morning, February 19th.
According to on-scene reports, a vehicle had crashed into the building at 1221 East Sixth Street.
An eyewitness reports that at least one person was transported to Sanford Sheldon by SCAT.
Responding were SCAT, Sheldon Fire and Police, and Sheldon EMA.
According to Children’s World officials, the building was evacuated to East Elementary. Since that time, MidAmerican Energy, a building inspector, and all other related authorities have reportedly been in and cleared the building as safe so that normal activities may resume. If you have questions you may call Tresa Chester, Children’s World Director, at 324-4837.