New Albany Car Crash

The New Albany Police Department is investigating a crash that injured four children and one woman on Wednesday afternoon. (Photo courtesy the New Albany Police Department.)

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) -- The New Albany Police Department is investigating a crash that injured four children and one woman on Wednesday afternoon.

New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said first responders responded to the crash at 624 State St., not far from Pearl Street and Culbertson Avenue, around 2:15 p.m.

On scene, they found two vehicles, including one "heavily damaged" car. No one was injured in the second vehicle.

The children — aged 5, 8, 10 and 13 — were all transported to Norton Children's Hospital, Bailey said. The 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy remain in critical condition Thursday. The 10-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy are stable, Bailey said.

The woman, age 30, was transported to University of Louisville Hospital and has since been released.

"We are very interested in learning exactly what led to this crash. It is too soon in the investigation to make any assumptions to what actions led to this crash but I am confident our investigators will reveal the cause," Bailey said. "Obviously, our thoughts are with those injured with the hopes of speedy recovery."

More details are expected to be released Thursday.

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