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Driver charged after downtown accident

Driver charged after downtown accident
Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 20, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-20 14:29:00-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Several people were hurt in an accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of East Main Street and 2nd Street in Richmond Friday morning.

Officials said it happened just before 8 a.m. when a vehicle traveling Westbound on E. Main Street disregarded a red light and hit a van traveling North on North 2nd.

The van flipped and landed on the driver’s side, before the Honda hit a second vehicle also on North 2nd.

The driver of the van was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle did not report any injuries

Police said the driver of the Honda, 70-year-old Karen Moore, of North Carolina, was charged with disregarding a red light.

The accident had traffic backed up in the area for much of the morning.