Three women and a Pasco teen were hurt Friday morning when their van was rear-ended on a Burbank highway, the Washington State Patrol said.
The crash occurred at 5:10 a.m. on Highway 124 about three miles east of Burbank, troopers said.
One person was thrown from the 1992 Plymouth van, but it was not immediately clear which occupant it was.
Maria de Jesus Avila Lopez, 34, of Kennewick, was driving the van east on the highway and slowed to make a left turn, troopers said.
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Jose Ramos Viveros, 22, of Pasco, also was going east on Highway 124 when he changed lanes to pass and hit the van in the back, troopers said.
The van then struck a power pole and one person was thrown out, troopers said. All four people in the van were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, troopers said.
Avila Lopez and passenger Teresa Torresdey, 35, of Pasco, were treated and released, hospital officials said.
No information was available on passengers Aleira Rangel, 28, and Christian Vazquez, 16, both of Pasco. Hospital officials said they couldn't even confirm whether Rangel and Vazquez were at Kadlec.
Vazquez and Torresdey were not wearing seat belts, troopers said.
Ramos Viveros was treated at the scene. His 2004 Mazda was totaled in the wreck.
Troopers say the collision was caused by improper passing by Ramos Viveros.
Kennewick teen rear-ended in Finley; passenger injured
A Kennewick teen was rear-ended Friday afternoon when she slowed to turn onto Perkins Road and a truck behind her didn't stop.
Whitney Hicks, 17, was going south on Highway 397 in Finley at 2:40 p.m. when she was hit by Herber Zunker, 52, of Kennewick, the Washington State Patrol said.
Hicks suffered minor injuries in the wreck and refused treatment. A passenger, Shelby L. Nelson, 17, of Kennewick, was taken to Kennewick General Hospital.
Zunker was not hurt.
Hicks' 1995 Ford Taurus and Zunker's 1998 Chevrolet pickup were totaled.
Troopers said Zunker could be cited for following too close.
2 motorcyclists hospitalized after collision on Highway 14
Two motorcycle riders were sent to a Seattle hospital after the Harley-Davidson they were on was hit in an intersection on Highway 14 near Paterson.
The wreck occurred at 2:10 p.m. Friday at the junction of Highways 14 and 221, the Washington State Patrol said.
James L. Berry, 51, and Donada G. Berry, 50, both of Selah, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
One of the motorcyclists were flown from the scene by Medstar, but it was not clear who. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The Harley was struck by a 2002 Suzuki Esteem driven by Christopher B. Dela Cruz, 16, of Umatilla.
Dela Cruz was on Kent Road and pulled onto Highway 14 to go west when it hit Berry's motorcycle in the intersection. The motorcyclists also were heading west on the highway, troopers said.
Dela Cruz had two passengers in his car: Karina Ortiz, 16, and Dulce Aguilara, 17, both of Umatilla.
Dela Cruz was not hurt. Ortiz and Aguilara were both taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.
Troopers said the teens were all wearing their seat belts, and both motorcyclists had DOT-compliant helmets.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.