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Two injured in collision at South Atherton traffic signal

A driver and a passenger were injured Friday afternoon in a two car collision along South Atherton Street.

According to police, at about 2 p.m., Marcia Lingle, 63, of Pleasant Gap, was traveling south on Atherton intending to turn left onto West Branch Road. When she began the turn, she was struck by Kathleen Kalinosky, 53, of State College, who was traveling north on Atherton.

Lingle claimed to have a green arrow indicating it was safe to turn, police said. However, a witness behind her said the light was only green with no arrow.

Lingle complained of chest and wrist pain and was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, police said. Kalinosky declined treatment, but her passenger, Tehya Wren, 15, of State College, was taken to Mount Nittany for chest and head pain.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, police said. Lingle was cited for careless turning and failure to respond to a traffic control device.

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