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Woman slapped with several charges after 3-vehicle pile-up in Virginia Beach

Posted at 4:58 PM, Jun 30, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - A 24-year-old woman, Kamisha Cook, has been charged after officials say she ran a red light and caused a 3-car wreck in Virginia Beach on Tuesday afternoon.

Seven people were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

This happened at Cypress Avenue and Virginia Beach Blvd. in the 700 block.

Calls came in at around 4:38 p.m.

Police say the driver of a 1999 Ford Expedition  was traveling north on Cypress Avenue and ran a red light. A 1999 Mazda Millenia was going west an was crossing Cypress when their light was green. The Ford hit the Mazda and it spun into a pole.

The Expedition also started spinning and hit a 2004 Mazda MPV which was at a red light at the time.

This caused the truck to roll but the other vehicle stopped it from rolling over completely. A child who was not restrained in the expedition was ejected.

Witnesses tell NewsChannel 3  a little girl was pinned under an SUV.

People who saw the accident rushed to help. Aaron Bland helped a woman out of one of the cars.

"I pulled two kids out. The two adults out and I couldn't get the girl because she was underneath the car," says Bland.

Cook has been charged with reckless driving, suspended operators license, no seatbelt and three unrestrained children.

An adult inside of the truck also received a summons for neglecting to wear a seatbelt.