Three injured in multi-vehicle crash in Gorham

By Alex Barber, BDN Staff
Posted July 28, 2013, at 1:10 p.m.

GORHAM, Maine — Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash after a mid-size SUV failed to yield to another car, according to Gorham police.

Gorham police and fire departments responded to the accident at Fort Hill Road and North Street intersection at 11:08 a.m. Saturday.

Roger Mercaldi, 69, of Georgetown, Mass., who was driving a red 2001 Toyota 4Runner, was attempting to cross Fort Hill Road onto North Street from Phinney Lumber, when he allegedly failed to yield to Lorrie Mininger, 50, of Gorham, who was traveling southbound on Fort Hill Road, according to a statement released by Gorham police Sgt. Michael Nault.

In order to avoid a collision with Mercaldi, Mininger struck a 2008 Chevy Uplander driven by Benjaman Tuttle, 49, of Gorham, that was stopped at the stop sign on North Street.

Miniger had two passengers in her 2012 Kia Optima, including Robert Mininger, 52, and Betty Mininger, 81.

Lorrie and Robert Mininger received minor injuries. They were treated and transported by Gorham Fire and Rescue.

Tuttle also received minor injuries and was transported by Standish Rescue.

Mercaldi and Betty Mininger were not injured.

Gorham police did not indicate to what hospital the three were transported. Nault also did not specify if Mercaldi’s vehicle was struck during the crash.

The accident remains under investigation, said Nault.

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