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Three hurt when elderly motorist drives through red light in Amherst

An elderly motorist and his two passengers were injured this morning when he drove through a red light at an Amherst intersection and hit two other vehicles, town police reported.

It happened at about 9 a.m., when a car heading south on Dodge Road, driven by Leland Moody, 82, of Tonawanda, passed a red light at the intersection of French Road, police said. Moody’s car collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by Michael Atti, 33, of Cheektowaga, who was traveling on French Road.

Moody’s car continued ahead and hit a northbound car that was stopped at the intersection, police said. That car was driven by Joseph Nervo, 46, of Depew.

Nervo and Atti reported minor injuries, but weren’t taken to the hospital, police said.

Moody, who suffered minor injuries, was taken to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. One of his passengers, Donald Abbott, 82, of East Amherst, was taken to the same hospital for observation.

A back seat passenger, Norman Mertz, 84, of Tonawanda, was taken to Erie County medical Center for treatment of head and internal injuries.

Further information about the conditions of the three men wasn’t available. An investigation continues by Senior Investigator Kevin Murphy.

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