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Car hits 7, including 5 children, on NE PA street

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 25, 2017 3:55 PM
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(Mountain Top) -- Police said a car traveling in the wrong lane on Friday plowed into seven people, five of them children, on a street in a residential development in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. in the Mountain Top area near Wilkes-Barre. Five of the victims were flown to hospitals, where an adult was listed in serious condition and two children were treated and released.

A spokeswoman for Geisinger Health System didn't immediately know the conditions of the other four victims.

Police said the car's driver is in custody. They're still determining what led to the crash.
Photos of the scene showed a car with a shattered front windshield on someone's front lawn.

Neighborhood resident Eric Wanchisen said the collision happened in front of the home of an emergency room doctor who treated the victims before help arrived, including a baby who was in a stroller, The Citizens' Voice newspaper reported.

An earlier story appears below. 

(Mountain Top) -- Police say a car traveling in the wrong lane has plowed into seven people, five of them children, on a street in a residential development in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Top area near Wilkes-Barre. Five of the victims were flown to the hospital. Police said the driver of the vehicle is in custody.

They're still determining what led to the crash.

Photos of the scene showed a car with a shattered front windshield on someone's front lawn.

Neighborhood resident Eric Wanchisen tells The Citizens' Voice newspaper that the collision happened in front of the home of an emergency room doctor who treated the victims before help arrived, including a baby who was in a stroller.

An earlier story appears below. 

(Mountain Top) -- Police say a car has plowed into at least six people, including children, on a street in a residential development in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Top area near Wilkes-Barre. Some of the victims were flown to the hospital. Police said the driver of the vehicle is in custody.

Authorities have not said what led to the collision.

Photos of the scene showed a car with a shattered front windshield on someone's front lawn.

Neighborhood resident Eric Wanchisen tells The Citizens' Voice newspaper that the collision happened in front of the home of an emergency room doctor who treated the victims before help arrived, including a baby who was in a stroller.

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