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One injured in three-car accident in north Bemidji

BEMIDJI—A woman was taken to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after a three-car accident Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Ford F150 driven by Richard Fox was waiting to turn left from Paul Bunyan Drive (Highway 197) into the Menard's parking lot in Bemidji. A Chevy Silverado driven by William Lamphere was eastbound when it collided with Fox's truck when it "turn (sic) on a flashing yellow light" the report said. Both trucks then collided with a third truck that was waiting at the lights.

Lorraine Fox, a passenger in the F150, sustained non-life threatening injuries, the patrol reported a few hours after the accident, and Richard Fox was uninjured. The Silverado's driver, William Lamphere, and the driver of the third truck, Todd Bannor, were also uninjured, according to the state patrol.

The F150's airbags were deployed and everyone involved was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol's report.

Alcohol was not involved and the patrol characterized the road condition as "snow/ice."