Road rage may have caused a wreck involving three cars Thursday on Columbia Drive in Kennewick, according to Kennewick police.
At least one person was detained after the wreck and two others were taken to the hospital.
A black Honda Prelude was on Columbia Drive next to a Dodge pickup when the driver lost control and collided with a gray Oldsmobile, Officer Mike Bowe told the Herald.
The Oldsmobile then crashed into an auto repair shop and the Honda crashed into a utility pole.
Four people ran from the Honda and one of them was caught after a short chase, Bowe said. The driver of the Honda got away. Two women could be seen sitting near the Honda in neck braces after the collision.
The driver of the Oldsmobile, Alfonso Acevedo, of Pasco, was taken to Kennewick General Hospital and was treated and later released.
Helen Snyder, owner of the auto repair shop Auto Palace, said she was just feet away when Acevedo's car crashed into her service area, coming to a rest inches from being the inside of her building.
"I walked out just in time to hear the wheels screeching and the cars spinning," she said. "I thought he was going into my shop. It scared me."
When Snyder went to see if Acevedo was hurt, she realized she recognized him because his company sells auto parts to her store.
"He was knocked unconscious for a while," she said.
She estimated there was around $5,000 worth of damage to her shop.
Investigators had no more information Thursday about the incident.
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