Three people were hospitalized Monday morning after a driver pulled into an intersection while allegedly being distracted by a cellphone.
Kelli J. Cooper, 46, of Kennewick, was stopped at a red light, heading west on 19th Street at Highway 395.
Witnesses said she looked like she was distracted by a cellphone when she pulled into the intersection and was hit by a southbound 2010 Honda Civic driven by Robert L. Taber, 53, of Pasco, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Brian Bond.
Cooper's car then hit a power pole. The accident happened at 8:55 a.m.
Cooper and two of her passengers, Herlinda M. Norwood, 44, of Kennewick, and Angel V. Correa, 4, of Kennewick, were taken to Kennewick General Hospital. They were all treated and later released.
Taber was not hurt. Everyone was wearing seat belts, said the state patrol.