CHICO, Calif. -

A car accident near downtown  sends a woman in the hospital and police tell KRCR News Channel 7 it appears the collision was her fault.

The collision happened just before 4 p.m. at East 5th and Pine Streets.

Police said it appears the woman driving a blue Toyota Prius, ran a stop sign.  Another car and a truck were also involved in the accident.

One other person was taken to the hospital with less serious injuries.  The driver of the Prius suffered the most serious injuries.