2 taken by ambulance after 3-car accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 June 2015 at 10:55 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Two people were taken by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries after a three-car accident at about 9:30 p.m. today on Route 31 in Albion.

The driver of the red car struck the black car as the driver of the black car was getting ready to turn left into her driveway on Route 31, just west of the Phipps Road intersection.

The driver of the black car was injured and taken by ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital. A 2-year-old boy in the black car also suffered minor injuries, police said at the scene.

The driver of the truck swerved to avoid the two-car crash and clipped one of the vehicles before going partially off the road. The driver of the truck needed to be extricated from the vehicle by Albion firefighters.

The driver was taken by ambulance to Strong Memorial.

The driver in the red car caused the accident, police said. The driver said he was reaching for peanuts when the driver in the black car put on her turning signal. The red car then rear-ended the black car, police said.