Man and woman injured in Pasco accident involving semitruck

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Highway 12 motor vehicle accident in which a car and a semi-truck collided.

The Union-Bulletin
of the Walla Walla Valley reports that a car driven by Rodolfo Rodriguez, 37, of Pasco ran a red light and collided with a semi truck which was turning onto the Highway.

Rodriguez was injured and taken to Lourdes Medical Center in Pasco. His passenger, Maria Prado, 40, also of Pasco, was taken to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

The semi truck driver, Stephen Martinez, 24, of Pasco, was not injured in the motor vehicle accident.

Washington State Vehicle Code RCW 46.61.055 states that you may not enter an intersection if the light is red. The code states:

 Vehicle operators facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection control area and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown.

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