Three Visalia residents were taken to the hospital as a result of a three-car crash on Highway 198 Saturday evening, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The driver of a 1998 Chevy Prizm was driving in the right lane of westbound Highway 198 just west of Demaree Street and switched into the left lane about 5 p.m. Traffic in the left lane was stopped, and the driver of the Chevy didn't slow in time to stop, the CHP said.
The Chevy hit the back of a 2010 GMC Acadia, which hit the 1999 Dodge Ram stopped in front of it.
The person sitting in the middle back seat of the Chevy was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown into the windshield. Three of the four passengers in the Chevy, including a minor, were taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center where they were treated for minor to major injuries, CHP said.
The accident is under investigation.
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