Crash Injures Three Children

9 years 7 months 2 days ago Thursday, July 22 2010 Jul 22, 2010 Thursday, July 22, 2010 10:24:44 AM CDT July 22, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - A three car accident, injuring three children, blocked the intersection of College Avenue and Locust Street in Columbia on Wednesday night. Nine people were involved in the accident, but only a five-month-old, six- and eight-year-old traveling in the same vehicle were taken to University Hospital by ambulance with minor injuries. The Columbia Fire Department initally said two of the children faced life-threatening injuries. Later, the Columbia Police Department updated the statement, saying all three injuries were "fairly minor" and doctors were holding the children overnight for observation.

The Columbia Fire Department initally said two of the children faced life-threatening injuries. Later, the Columbia Police Department updated the statement, saying all three injuries were "fairly minor" and doctors were holding the children overnight for observation.

Police said the red Ford Focus was traveling south on College Avenue, where it was T-boned by a green Honda Civic, turning left from Locust Street. Police also said the third car had no where to go, and struck the other two cars from behind.

The accident closed off College Avenue between Broadway and University for an hour while crews cleared the scene.

 

 

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