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7 Taken to Hospital After 3-Vehicle Crash in Rhode Island

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Seven people were hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash in Rhode Island Sunday afternoon, according to police.

Authorities in Woonsocket say the crash happened around 3 p.m. on the southbound side of Route 99 when a vehicle struck another vehicle with a flat tire whose driver was being assisted by a good Samaritan.

Woonsocket police say three of the injured were taken to Landmark Medical Center, two were taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, while two others sought medical treatment on their own and one injured person refused medical treatment at the scene.

There's no word on the conditions of the people taken to Landmark Medical Center.

The southbound side of Route 99 was shut down as police investigated the crash.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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