Orange City, Iowa — Two people from Orange City were taken to the hospital after an accident in Orange City.
The Orange City Police Department reports that about 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 27, 2015, 51-year-old Florence Rueter of Orange City was driving a 2009 Mazda westbound on Second Street Southwest. Seventy-nine year-old John Kaericher of Orange City was southbound on Arizona Avenue Southwest in a 2006 Pontiac.
The report says that Rueter did not yield the right of way to the Kaericher vehicle, and pulled out in front of it. The Kaericher Pontiac struck the Rueter Mazda and pushed it across the intersection, where the Rueter vehicle hit a light pole.
A private vehicle took Rueter to Orange City Area Health System Hospital.
The Orange City Ambulance took Kaericher to that hospital as well.
Rueter’s Mazda sustained $16,000 in damages, and Kaericher’s Pontiac sustained $10,000 in damages. Both cars were totaled. The light pole owned by the City of Orange City sustained $1000 in damages.
Rueter was charged with failure to yield to vehicle on the right.