4 kids among 7 injured in W. Charlotte crash

4 kids among 7 injured in W. Charlotte crash

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 6:50 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Seven people have been transported to the hospital, including four kids, following a traffic accident on Charlotte's west side.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the two-vehicle crash appears to be a head-on collision at the intersection of Tracy Avenue and Marietta Street. The Charlotte Fire Department reports one of the vehicles overturned in the crash.

Among the injured are four children, according to CMPD.

One person, an 8-year-old child, has injuries described as life threatening; the remaining six patients transported to the hospital have potentially life threatening injuries.

Police say the three remaining children who were taken to the hospital were all conscious and talking by the time they left the scene.

A witness on the scene tells NBC Charlotte the silver car t-boned the burgundy SUV, sending the SUV nearly into a nearby yard.

The 8-year-old boy was pinned under the SUV, according to the witness, and required the most medical attention.

The driver of the silver car tells NBC Charlotte the burgundy SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed down Tracy Avenue. That driver says she was pulling out from a stop sign, thinking she had time to do so, when the collision occurred.

All seven patients have been taken to CMC Main.

Charges are expected to be filed, officers say.

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