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Accident injures 2 pedestrians, 2 drivers

Published 9:23pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Four people were sent to the hospital Monday night after an accident involving two vehicles and two pedestrians.
According to Lt. William Chrismon, spokesman for the Washington Police Department, a 2002 Lexus being steered by one person and pushed by two others was struck  by another vehicle on John
Small Avenue near Hodges Avenue  around 9:42 p.m.
The two people pushing the car — Hakeem Martess Spencer, of Washington, and Jerimia Quartez McCloud, of Belhaven — were taken to Vidant-Beaufort Hospital, then transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for further treatment. Jaquana Monique Cox, of Belhaven, who was steering the car, and Archie Jonathan Quintana, the driver of the 2005 Volvo that struck them, were also taken to the hospital.
“(Quintana) was travelling about 5 mph when he hit them — he saw them in time to almost get stopped,” Chrismon said.
Chrismon said investigating officers were told the Lexus had run out of gas and was being pushed toward a Hess gas station when the collision occurred.
“They were helping her get (the car) to the gas
station,” Chrismon said, adding that darkness and lack of taillights visible on the vehicle likely contributed to the accident. Chrismon said it was unclear whether Spencer
and McCloud were passengers in the Lexus or good Samaritans who offered to help Cox.

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