Three people were injured and a dog was killed in two multi-vehicle crashes Sunday night in northwest Fresno.
Police Lt. Joe Gomez said the incidents began about 7:30 p.m. on westbound Herndon Avenue between Fruit and Herndon avenues, where officers found four cars involved in a chain-reaction collision.
Gomez said the incident began with a 65-year-old driver of the Chrysler was in the left lane when the large dog darted in front of her. The driver was unable to stop and hit the animal. She stopped her car and police were called, but the woman left the car in the lane where the crash occurred.
A Honda driver then stopped behind her, followed by a Toyota Prius driver. A Ford Focus then hit the Prius, which ran into the Honda. The driver of a Chrysler then ran into the Focus, which caused another chain-reaction crash.
Two drivers and a passenger were taken to Saint Agnes Medical Center after complaining of pain. Gomez said the second Chrysler driver, Cynthia Maria Florez, 38, was booked on charges of driving under the influence.
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