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Victims in three-vehicle Watertown collision identified

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WATERTOWN — City police have identified the people involved in a three-vehicle collision at Court Street and West Main Street that sent five people to the hospital Friday.

Police said Vicky L. Worthington, 45, of 739 Griffin St., was driving a 2010 Honda CR-V north on Court Street at 4:46 p.m. when Elke A. Poindexter, 53, of 1729E Burns Ave., driving a 2004 Chevrolet Venture, passed through a red light and pulled in front of her, causing Ms. Worthington to collide with the van.

The Chevrolet van was a taxi belonging to Big Mans Cab, 808 W. Main St.

The collision sent Ms. Worthington’s vehicle into a third vehicle, driven by Patrick J. Dunleavy, 28, of Odenton, Md.

Mr. Dunleavy was not injured, but both other drivers, as well as three of their passengers, complained of pain and were taken to Samaritan Medical Center.

Ms. Poindexter suffered neck pain and Ms. Worthington suffered knee pain. Both were taken to the hospital by Guilfoyle Ambulance.

Franklin D. Hairston, 59, and Deandra D. Hairston, 11, passengers in Ms. Worthington’s vehicle, both complained of chest pain. He was taken via ambulance to the hospital, while Deandra Hairston was taken by private vehicle.

A passenger in Ms. Poindexter’s vehicle, Joseph J. Soluri, 83, suffered shoulder pain and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. It is unclear whether the taxi was on duty or whether Mr. Soluri was a paying customer in it.

Ms. Poindexter was cited with running a red light.

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