Minor injuries result from Orange two-car collision

  • One vehicle flipped onto its driver’s side during a T-bone collision at the intersection of South Main and East Myrtle streets in Orange on Sunday afternoon. COURTESY PHOTO/Orange Fire Department

Staff Report
Published: 11/1/2022 4:29:20 PM
Modified: 11/1/2022 7:35:27 PM

ORANGE — Two people were transported to Athol Hospital with minor injuries following a T-bone collision that caused one vehicle to flip onto its driver’s side at the intersection of South Main and East Myrtle streets on Sunday afternoon.

Wanda Kukas, 65, of Barre, was driving a Subaru Forester and failed to stop at the stop sign just before South Main Street, striking a Ford Taurus driven by 19-year-old Joshua Gartland, of Orange, according to Orange Police Chief James Sullivan. The chief said he believes Kukas was issued a civil citation for running the stop sign.

Orange Fire Chief James Young said his department was requested at 3:38 p.m. and freed Gartland, the driver of the flipped vehicle. Young said the Jaws of Life were not required to extricate him and firefighters cleared the scene at 4:08 p.m.

Two department ambulances responded with on-duty and on-call firefighters. Young said both vehicles were towed from the scene by Jim’s Auto.

Sullivan said nearby construction was not a factor in the collision.

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