Five cars involved, but no injuries in downtown Modesto wreck

local@modbee.comApril 17, 2013 

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ED CRISOSTOMO/ecrisostomo@modbee.com Modesto Police officers investigate a five vehicle accident on J Street in-between 13th and 14th Street on Wednesday afternoon (04-17-13) in Modesto, CA.

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— Five cars were damaged in downtown Modesto on Wednesday afternoon after police said a driver ran a red light at J and 14 streets and hit another car in the intersection that caused a chain reaction resulting in damage to at least three more cars.

The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. when police believe the driver of and sports utility vehicle ran a red light in the intersection and collided with a black car, which sideswiped an Acura that was in the eastbound lane of J Street.

The black car then was propelled across the westbound lanes of J Street where it hit a parked BMW, which was pushed into the back of a pickup truck parked in front of it.

The driver who witnesses say ran the red light apparently continued west on J and and then parked at 13th Street.

No one was injured in the wreck.

Police closed J between 14th and 13th while investigating the accident.

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