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Five hurt, one charged in Batavia crash

BATAVIA – Five people, including two pedestrians, were injured in a Batavia car crash Friday morning, and Batavia Police filed a traffic charge against one of the drivers involved.

None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening, police said, following the 11:05 a.m. mishap at Oak Street and Richmond Avenue.

Police said a car driven by Michael I, Sanders, 45, of Batavia, was northbound on Oak Street when he failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming sport utility vehicle that was making a left turn from Oak to Richmond.

The ensuing collision caused the SUV to strike two pedestrians who were standing on the sidewalk at the southwest corner of the intersection.

Five people, including the two pedestrians and three passengers from one of the vehicles, were treated in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. Their names and the extent of their injuries were not released Friday night, but police said the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Sanders was issued a ticket for failure to yield right of way.

Batavia firefighters, Mercy Emergency Medical Services, the Darien Fire company and Leroy Ambulance assisted police at the scene.

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