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Three People Hurt In Accident In Washington Thursday

Last updated on Friday, May 24, 2013

(WASHINGTON) - Three persons were injured Thursday afternoon when a driver ran a red light on the U.S. 50 Bypass south of Washington on State Road 257.

The Washington Times Herald reports, 16-year-old Jeffrey Harrawood, of Montgomery, told police he was not paying attention and did not notice the light at the intersection of U.S. 50 and SR 257 was red until he saw a 2001 Mustang driven by 17-year-old Kerstin Burks, of Washington enter the intersection. Police says Burks was traveling south on SR 257. Harrawood told police by the time he noticed the Mustang it was too late to stop.

Harrawood who was not wearing a seat belt complained of pain to his elbow and lower arm.

Burks' airbag was deployed and she was seatbelted. She complained of pain to the head and was treated by emergency personnel. Kaitlyn Smith, 15, of Washington, a passenger in Burks' vehicle, was also treated by EMTs for contusions/bruises over her entire body after being trapped in the vehicle. Two other passengers Kristie Smith and Brenda Santos, both of Washington were not injured.

Clayton Johnson, Kristen Powell, and Audry Rodgers, all of Washington were in Harrawoods vehicle. They were not injured.

Harrawood was cited with an infraction for the running the stop signal.

Daviess County Sheriff's deputies worked the accident, alongside emergency personnel including several EMTs, first responders and firefighters.

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