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Car crash on Cleveland's east side leaves four children, including two ejected from a car, hospitalized

EMS transported four children and two adults to University Hospitals after a two-car collision near E. 79th and St. Clair.
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CLEVELAND — Four young children, including two who were ejected from a vehicle, were hospitalized following a two-car collision on Cleveland’s east side on Thursday evening. 

Cleveland EMS tells 3News that they transported two 5-year-old females in critical condition, a 6-year-old female in stable condition, a 10-year-old female in serious condition, a 34-year-old female in stable condition and a 36-year-old female in stable condition to University Hospitals.

The crash occurred around 11:10 p.m. Thursday near the corner of E 79th Street and St. Clair Avenue. The incident is under investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police.

Police say a 36-year-old driving a 1996 Honda Accord southbound on E 79th Street attempted to turn left onto St. Clair Avenue and was struck by a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan driven by a 34-year old male. The Volkswagen, travelling westbound on E 79th Street “in excess of the posted speed limit” according to police, veered off the road after making contact and hit a steel light pole.

The Honda, which carried four children ranging from ages 5 to 10 without wearing seatbelts, “aggressively rotated counterclockwise” upon impact and two of the children were ejected from the car. The 5-year-old and a 10-year-old female were transported to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital for their serious injuries.

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