Four children suffered life-threatening injuries after a semi-truck crashed into a Chevrolet SUV on Friday on Interstate 270, causing a four-car accident. The four children, who are one, four, seven and nine years old, are being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The truck hit the back of the Chevrolet, which caused the car to hit the rear of a Toyota and created debris that damaged a Ford.
The children’s parents were also in the Chevrolet, and the father was transported to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The mother did not report any serious injuries.
The driver of the truck was taken to the same hospital as the father and received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
The 15-year-old driver of the Toyota was driving with his learner’s permit, but he and his father, who was also in the car, did not suffer major injuries. Passengers in the Ford were not injured, but the car suffered minor damage.
The children and their parents in the Chevrolet SUV were all wearing their seatbelts, according to the sheriff’s office.
The section of the highway where the crash occurred was closed for several hours as authorities investigated the accident, but no charges have been filed.
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