Friday afternoon sees 16th Street / I-10 collision in Orange
A 4:15 p.m. Friday collision near the corner of Interstate 10 and 16th Street in Orange apparently saw no fatalities.
Witnesses who poured out of area businesses to get a closer look said both drivers had exited the vehicles. There were no passengers.
No serious injuries were reported.
The scene after the collision was this. Stopped heading south in the southbound lane of 16th was an orange Mustang, and nearby, also in the southbound lane, was a silver 2000 GMC Jimmy which had flipped over crushing much of the hood, windshield and driver’s / front passengers area.
The SUV had been traveling south on 16th and may have run a red light according to witness reports to police. Driver of the Mustang was on the service road attempting to turn right onto 16th, when he struck the SUV, flipping it and causing the Jimmy to slide upside down approximately 50 feet.
Both drivers walked away from the wreck.
“God was looking out for me,” said the driver of the SUV, Jon Dylan Force, of Orange. He was also wearing his seat belt.
Force had to break the glass in the driver side window to exit the vehicle.
“I’m alright,” he said, looking at only a couple of minor scrapes on his arms.
Force did receive a citation for the accident.
Responding agencies included Orange police and fire departments.