LORAIN — A semi driver making a delivery in South Lorain apparently misjudged a tight turn resulting in a chain reaction accident that sent two women to the hospital this afternoon.
Shortly after noon, the semi driver, from Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio, struck a black Nissan 200SX SE-R that was waiting in line for the drive-through at First Federal Savings of Lorain on East 42nd Street across from Southview High School. The Nissan struck a black Ford Escort, and the Ford struck a tan Ford Windstar GL minivan.
The female driver and another woman in the tan minivan were taken by LifeCare to Community Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
Both women were in stable condition Friday afternoon. Their injuries “didn’t appear to be serious,” according to Lorain firefighter Andy Bucher. One lady was vomiting and complained of chest and back pain, he said.
Firefighters said they’ve seen similar accidents before at this location. Lorain police said no one would be cited because the accident occurred on private property.
The Smith driver was making a delivery to the Convenient Food Mart on East 42nd Street, just east of Grove Avenue.
The Nissan, which wasn’t drivable after the accident, had to be towed from the scene.
Contact Rona Proudfoot at 329-7124 or firstname.lastname@example.org.