Two Children Thrown Out Of SUV
POSTED: Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:21pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:38pm
EL PASO - It appears a Saturday afternoon trip to the park turned into a very bad accident for one Northeast El Paso family.
Police say the driver of a red Neon was speeding down the 8800 block of Railroad when he slammed into the back of a green SUV. The red neon went spinning, and then hit a grey car.
The woman in the grey car was not hurt, but it's a much different story for the people in the green SUV. A woman and four children, all under the age of 10 and possibly as young as 12 months old, were inside. They were turning left into Nations Tobin Park when the car hit them, and police say the impact threw two of the kids out of the SUV.
Emergency crews rushed all four kids and the woman to the hospital. Luckily, police expect them to be okay.
El Paso Police Spokesman Darrel Petry says the driver that likely caused the crash was also sent to the hospital, and he says investigators have a lot of questions for him.
"We don't know what his intent was, what the speed was. We just don't know at this point. The investigation just has to unfold," Petry said.
That investigation will determine what charges the driver is facing.
"He could be charged from an accident causing citation to another causing injury, but he remained at the scene. So, we'll have to wait for the investigation to unfold," he said.
Police have not released the names of anyone involved in the accident.