Three people were taken to the hospital after a driver ran a red light in West Babylon Tuesday morning, crashing into one car and sending it careening into a third vehicle, Suffolk County police said.
Julieann Klopfer was headed northwest on Straight Path when her Chevrolet Suburban ran a red light at Little East Neck Road, crashing into a Saturn -- and sending the Saturn spinning into a stopped Chrysler sedan, police said.
The accident occurred at about 9:45 a.m., police said.
Klopfer, of Mastic Beach, whose age was not immediately known, and a passenger, whose identity was not released, were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The driver of the Saturn also was transported to Good Samaritan with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. His identity was not released. The driver of the third car was not injured.
Police said Klopfer told officers that her brakes failed -- causing her to run the light.
Police said she was ticketed for driving with a suspended license, speeding and for passing a red light. The Suburban was impounded for a safety check.
Volunteers from the West Babylon Fire Department also responded to the scene.
The road was briefly closed in the area, but has reopened.