MOUNT CARMEL - A Mount Carmel man suffered neck pain and was hospitalized as a result of a two-vehicle accident Wednesday night at Seventh and Chestnut streets.

Patrolman Shane Reamer reported Austin George, 75, of 34 N. Oak St., was driving a Plymouth Acclaim south on Chestnut Street at 6:48 p.m. when he stopped for a stop sign before pulling into the intersection. Reamer said George's auto collided with a Mercury Mariner driven east on Seventh Street by Vikki Boris, 31, of 222 S. Poplar St., Mount Carmel.

George was transported by AREA Services Ambulance to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital, where he underwent emergency room treatment before being released. Boris escaped injury.

George's Acclaim sustained extensive damage and was towed from the scene by Hubler's Collision, Mount Carmel. The Mariner sustained minor damage.

Also assisting Reamer at the scene were Patrolman Jason Drumheller, borough firefighters and Mount Carmel Area Rescue Squad.