orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

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August 1, 2007

Two-car collision injures one

By Tommy Mann Jr.

The Orange Leader



A mid-afternoon collision sent an unidentified female to an area hospital Tuesday.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of State Highway 62 and FM 1078 about 4 p.m.

A woman driving a black Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling north on Highway 62 when it struck a silver Honda Civic. The Civic was attempting to turn left from FM 1078 onto Highway 62 and head south.

The unidentified woman driver of the Honda was taken by Acadian Ambulance to an area hospital for undisclosed injuries.

Along with Acadian Ambulance, the Orange Police Department, Orange Fire Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

According to the Orange Police Department, the driver of the Honda Civic “failed to yield the right of way” to the truck.

Vehicles traveling north and south on Highway 62 encounter a flashing yellow caution light at FM 1078, warning them of the potential for unexpected automobiles emerging from the intersection.

Vehicles approaching Highway 62 from FM 1078 encounter a flashing red light if turning left and a yield sign if attempting to merge into oncoming traffic by turning right.

The car sustained major damage to the back left section just behind the driver side door. The quarter panel was heavily damaged, the driver side back window was shattered and the driver side rear tire was bent.

The Louisiana-registered pickup sustained considerable damage as well. The driver side front tire was ripped from the truck, while the bumper and headlight section of the truck were damaged too.

Gilbeaux’s towing and Berwick’s Bridge City Wrecker removed the damaged vehicles from the roadway. The intersection was cleared about 4:30 p.m.



Reach this reporter at 409-883-3571, Ext. 2619 or tmann@orangeleader.com

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