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Four Accidents Near Blue Bridge Lead to Hospitalizations and Citations

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KENNEWICK, WA- As weather conditions change, so does the way people drive, especially on surrounding highways and interstates.

Just on Sunday alone, four different accidents took place on the Kennewick side of the Blue Bridge. A total of six cars crashed in the different accidents and Washington State Patrol says speeding in these conditions is to blame.

Seven people ended up in the hospital because of the crashes, and officers did shut down part of the area to try and clear the wrecks.

The latest accident happened at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday in the northbound lanes of SR 395 and the eastbound lanes of SR 240 at the Kennewick city limits. 27-year-old Aaron Ellestad  lost control of his car, which hit a guardrail and rolled. Troopers cited Ellestad for speeding.

Three other accidents occurred earlier in the day Sunday within 15 minutes of each other. 43-year-old Francisco Saucedo was southbound on SR 395 and hit a car from behind when he approached stopped traffic. Saucedo was cited in that accident around 1:32 p.m.

50-year-old Raudel Cargas Gomez was cited for a similar crash, hitting another car in stopped traffic at 1:37 p.m. on SR 395.

17-year-old Leslie Gordian-Torres was merging onto the northbound lanes of SR 395 from SR 240 at 1:15 p.m. when she lost control of her car and hit a guardrail and lightpole. She was cited for negligent driving.

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