Four people hospitalized in multiple-vehicle wreck downtown

A multiple-vehicle crash in downtown Augusta left four people hospitalized this afternoon.

A mother and her two children and the driver of another vehicle were admitted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics about an hour ago, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Cpl. Russell Schaffer. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Police believe the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am ran a red light at the intersection of Broad and 13th streets around 4 p.m. and was struck by an Acura Coupe going westbound on Broad Street, Cpl. Schaffer said. The Pontiac spun out of control and hit the driver side of a Toyota Corolla that was going eastbound on Broad Street. The Pontiac then struck a Mitsubishi Galant idling at the intersection of 13th and Broad streets before coming to a standstill.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, Cpl. Schaffer said.

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