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Crosswalk accident sends four people to hospitals
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A motorist stopping for a 10-year-old boy in a school crosswalk triggered a 3-car, rear end chain reaction Tuesday morning sending four people to area hospitals.

Manteca Police officer John Machado said that the boy was crossing in the 700 block of West Center Street behind the Manteca Day School – formerly Yosemite School – when the third vehicle failed to stop.  The low morning sun was seen as a detriment to the vision of all the drivers.

The boy said he looked at the last driver to pull up behind the cars that had stopped for him and it looked like the driver was asleep.  He said he ran to get away from the collision.

The first car was a 2009 Ford Fusion driven by Roxanne Lockwood, 45, of Manteca followed by a 1999 Volvo driven by Tanna Rubio, 37, of Manteca.  The third vehicle, a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo was driven by Michael Doyle, 52, of Manteca.  Officers cited Doyle for causing the accident and for not having insurance.

His 17-year-old son, who was riding in the front passenger seat, suffered chest injuries as both air bags deployed.  The other motorists complained of extreme back and neck pain, officers said.

Patrolmen Machado and Jason Hensley were driving nearby when the accident occurred and were reportedly on the scene within seconds.  Two ambulances were called to transport the injured motorists.