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Four-vehicle accident halts traffic at intersection

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Alex Ross Photo An overturned Ford F-150 pickup truck lies on its side at the intersection of North Virginia Avenue and East Second Street Wednesday morning, one of four vehicles involved in a collision. Roswell police officers blocked off traffic as bystanders on the sidewalks watched the scene unfold.

Traffic was briefly halted at the intersection of East Second Street and North Virginia Avenue Wednesday morning following a four-vehicle accident that happened at about 10:45 a.m.

A woman and a young boy, who were in a sedan involved in the collision, were transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries, Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department, said Wednesday. No other injuries were reported.

Bystanders lined the sidewalks and observed the scene, as crews from the Roswell Fire Department and Roswell Police Department arrived.

Wildermuth said a Ford F-150 driven by a male was heading westbound when he ran the red light while “doing something on his phone.” The pickup struck both a Cadillac that was traveling south through the intersection and a sedan that was facing east while waiting for a red light, causing the sedan to be pushed into a New Mexico Gas Company truck that was behind it, Wildermuth said.

After striking the sedan, the pickup then rolled over onto its driver’s side. The pickup driver was able to exit the vehicle through another door.

The driver of the pickup was cited for careless driving, Wildermuth said.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.