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Three injured in head-on collision in Newport News

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Posted at 4:03 PM, Feb 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-05 16:03:28-05

Newport News, Va.—Three people were injured in a head-on collision in Newport News on Tuesday just before 8 a.m. on Warwick Boulevard between Enterprise Drive and Curtis Drive.

Police say their investigation revealed that a van was traveling south on Warwick when it was sideswiped by a Chevrolet sedan traveling North and crossed into the southbound traffic lane.

The sedan then struck a southbound BMW head-on.

There were no injuries to the driver of the van.

Police say the driver of the BMW and the driver of the Chevrolet and his child were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the child was properly secured in a child safety seat which most likely prevented the child being seriously injured.

Collin Striggles, the driver of the Chevrolet, told the officer that he fell asleep.

He was issued a traffic summons for reckless driving.