ATLANTIC CITY — Four people were taken to the hospital Friday morning after a two-car accident at Route 30 and Gramercy Avenue that also downed a traffic light.

Police and firefighters responded to the intersection about 7 a.m. One white pickup truck was flipped onto the driver’s side in the westbound lane facing the opposite direction of traffic. The driver of the white pickup, Kevin Areneaux, 34, of Dayton, Texas, was charged with making an unsafe lane change and reckless driving.

Another small white car appeared to have struck a tree in the right westbound lane, with significant damage to its hood. Officials could not speak to the severity of the injuries of the people involved. Fire Chief Scott Evans said firefighters did not have to extract any victims from the vehicles.

Traffic was backed up westbound as officials cleared the cars from the road. The traffic light, which fell on the center median, shined red for a few minutes before blinking yellow. The scene was cleared about 7:30 a.m.

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