Five children, adult injured in Antioch highway crash

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Five children, adult injured in Antioch highway crash

ANTIOCH — Five children, including a 2-year-old who suffered a broken leg and  was airlifted to a hospital, and an adult were injured in a collision on Highway 4 Thursday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Those injured were in a Toyota Camry that was involved in a collision with a van about 7:06 a.m. Thursday in the eastbound lanes of Highway 4 west of Hillcrest Avenue., CHP Officer Adam Lane said.

The driver of the car, a woman, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters before she was taken to a hospital.

The children, ages 2 to 11, were able to get out of the vehicle on their own, officials said.

The CHP has not yet given the sexes of the children, where they lived or if  they were related to each other or the driver.

Injuries suffered by the six in the car ranged from minor to major, the CHP said.

The 2-year-old was airlifted to a hospital by a helicopter and the others injured were taken by ambulances to different hospitals.

The cause of the collision is under investigation.  The driver of the van was not hurt, officials said.

All eastbound lanes of the freeway were shut down temporarily for the CHP investigation and for the helicopter to land. A SigAlert was in effect from 7:39 a.m. until 7:57 a.m.

 

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