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Accident victim to leave hospital

Car wreck critically injured mother, killed 4-year-old son

August 11, 2001

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Jacquelyn Stineman might be home in a couple of weeks.

"That's what the doctors told us today. We're ecstatic. We thought it would be another month," said Stineman's father, Nelson Krueger.

Stineman, 33, suffered serious injuries shortly after 10 p.m. June 23 when she lost control of her Chevrolet Suburban about 2 1/2 miles west of the Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56.

Stineman's 4-year-old son, Jack, strapped in his car seat behind his mother, was killed.

According to the accident report filed by the Kansas Highway Patrol, Stineman lost control of her vehicle after her right wheels went off the shoulder. Neither alcohol nor drugs were involved.

Krueger said his daughter and grandson were returning from the Baldwin Junction convenience store, where they'd gone for a Slurpee soft drink, when the accident occurred.

Stineman, who was wearing her seat belt, suffered internal injuries, a broken right leg and broken left arm. She was flown to Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

"She spent the first 34 days in the intensive care unit, and she's had several surgeries," Krueger said. "She's in rehabilitation now, trying to learn to walk again."

Krueger said his daughter's arm was broken in three places.

Stineman and her husband, David, live in rural Lawrence. Attempts to contact David Stineman for comment were unsuccessful.

David Stineman, a co-owner of Lawrence Plumbing, was not involved in the accident.

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