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HUNTINGTON BEACH : 3, Including Infant, Injured in Car Crash

Three people, including a 6-month-old baby, were injured Tuesday when a pickup truck went through a red light and collided with a car, police said.

Police described the injuries of all three as being serious but not life-threatening. All were airlifted by helicopter to hospitals for treatment.

Lt. Ed McErlain, spokesman for the Police Department, said Jennifer McIntyre, 19, of Huntington Beach was driving the pickup west on Indianapolis Avenue at about 45 m.p.h. when she ran the red light at Magnolia Street.

The pickup struck a car, then spun out of control and landed on its side against a stone wall, McErlain said.

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The cab of the pickup was virtually flattened, and rescue workers had to work feverishly to extricate McIntyre, officers said. McErlain said McIntyre will be cited for failure to yield to a red light.

She suffered a broken back and was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, McErlain said.

The other driver, Shirley Ann Tiff, 51, of Huntington Beach, and the baby in her car, Kelly Brennan of Westminster, both suffered head trauma and were taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, McErlain said. The baby was strapped in a child seat.


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