Two taken to hospital after Coal Township crash
RANSHAW - Two people were taken to area hospitals Thursday following a three-vehicle crash at the entrance to Walmart SuperCenter on Route 61 in Coal Township.
Margaret Zimmerman, 78, of Kulpmont, was attempting to turn left from the northbound turning lane into the Walmart entryway about 11 a.m. when she drove into the oncoming path of a Dodge Ram driven by Larry Chubb, 30, of Northumberland, according to Coal Township Patrolman Matthew Henrich.
Zimmerman's Chevrolet Corsica was struck on its front passenger-side, causing it to spin out. Chubb's Ram continued north into an exit lane where it struck a Dodge Avenger on its driver-side door and pushing it up against a guide rail, Henrich said.
The force of impact caused the air bags to deploy both in the Corsica and the Avenger.
According to Henrich, Zimmerman was taken by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. The Avenger's driver, Linda Morgante, of Kulpmont, was taken to Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Chubb was not injured.
Assisting at the scene were members of Coal Township Rescue Squad, East End Fire Co. and Brady Fire Co. along with AREA Services ambulance personnel and Shamokin Patrolman Mark Costa.