Portland police say a crash involving three vehicles snarled rush hour traffic Monday evening on Marginal Way and sent a Portland woman to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Monday night.

Lt. Gary Hutcheson said a car operated by 23-year-old Jacob Gold of Portland was attempting to turn left into the parking lot of Planet Dog when a pickup truck driven by 19-year-old Christian Girard of Miami, Florida crashed into the passenger side of his car. Police said Gold’s passenger, Katcrzyma Williams, 22, had to be taken by ambulance to Maine Medical Center.

Hutcheson said the impact of the collision forced Gold’s car to smash into a third car that was attempting to leave Planet Dog.

According to police, Gold made the turn after a second motorist stopped and waved at him to make the turn. Hutcheson said Girard, who was traveling on the inside lane closest to the curb, did not see Gold.

Nobody was cited in the incident.

Hutcheson said the crash, which took place around 4:45 p.m., caused traffic to back up near the intersection of Franklin Arterial and Marginal Way.

That intersection receives heavy usage around the evening commute because it provides northbound and southbound access to Interstate 295.

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