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Cops: 3 hurt in crash after driver runs red light in West Babylon

Suffolk County police and volunteers from the West

Suffolk County police and volunteers from the West Babylon Fire Department at the scene of a three-vehicle accident at Little East Neck Road and Straight Path in West Babylon Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, 2014. Photo Credit: James Carbone

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.

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