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Rita Thayer remains in 'serious' condition; Wendy Reibold's condition now 'good'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa employee Rita Thayer remained in serious condition at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids Thursday morning, April 2. Thayer, a secretary in the UI department of psychiatry, was injured April 1 in a single-vehicle accident involving a UI carpool van.

Another UI employee who was injured in the same accident, Wendy Reibold, was listed in good condition Thursday morning at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Eight other UI employees who were riding in the van were treated and released from Cedar Rapids hospitals on Wednesday.

The accident occurred about 7:10 a.m. April 1 on Interstate 380 about one mile south of Highway 30.

4/2/98