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THREE INJURED IN CAR-SUV COLLISION

Three people were injured, two critically, early Saturday when a car broadsided a 1990 GMC Suburban on Swann Road, splitting the sport utility vehicle in half, Police Sgt. Al Baird said.

The car's driver, James Dinieri, 20, of Harper Drive, underwent surgery for head and other injuries Saturday afternoon in Erie County Medical Center and was listed in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit late last night, a hospital official said. Officer James Ullery said Dinieri was flown to the facility by Mercy Flight, Baird said.

His passenger and the car's owner, Christopher M. Carella, 18, of Sara Court, was taken to Mount St. Mary's Hospital with chest injuries, Baird said. He was stabilized and sent by ambulance to the Erie County facility, where he was listed in critical condition late last night in the intensive care unit, a medical center official said.

David J. Pyle, 20, of North Fifth Street, the suburban driver, was released after treatment at Mount St. Mary's Hospital for a number of cuts, scrapes and other minor injuries, a hospital official said.

The accident occurred at 1:52 a.m. when the Nissan was westbound on the 800 block of Swann Road as Pyle was backing his suburban out of a driveway into the roadway, Baird said.

The car T-boned the Suburban, causing the sport utility vehicle to split in half and injuring all three people.

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