3 children rushed to the hospital after being hit by vehicle at William Harrison Park
MetroSafe supervisors tell WDRB the accident was reported at 3:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Oleanda Avenue.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating after three children were hit by a vehicle on the playground at William Harrison Park in the Taylor Berry neighborhood.
MetroSafe supervisors told WDRB the accident was reported Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of Oleanda Avenue.
LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said preliminary investigations show the driver of a Ford pickup was driving northbound on Oleanda when they lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons, hitting the children and playground equipment.
Police shut down roads to transport the children, the driver of the truck and a passenger to the hospital. Mitchell said all five victims are in critical condition, but stable at this time. The extent of their injuries are unknown.
Further investigation revealed two other children suffered minor injuries after being hit by debris from the crash, Mitchell said in an update Saturday evening. The children ran home after the crash, but later returned to the scene.
Witnesses at the scene told WDRB people drive too fast through the area every day.
"Our street, it's a dip, and they come down here. And they come down the street so fast, and they hit that dip. And what he did was he lost control of the car," Janice McConnico said.
LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating the cause of the crash. No factors have been ruled out regarding how the crash happened, Mitchell said.
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