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Police probe car accident that injured 2 children, 2 adults

November 3, 2011 |  9:14 pm

Santa Ana Vehicle accident
Santa Ana police Thursday night were investigating a vehicle accident that left two small children and two adults injured.

A mother was with her adult niece and three children -- ages 1, 3 and 5 -- when the accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. near Civic Center Drive East and North Spurgeon Street, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.

"The driver apparently didn't see them," Bertagna said of the pedestrians, who were crossing Civic Center Drive.

He said the vehicle struck the mother, the niece and 1- and 3-year-old children, who were in strollers. The 5-year-old was not hit, Bertagna said. 

The 3-year-old was pinned under the right front tire of the vehicle. The woman who was driving the vehicle moved it off the child before police arrived, Bertagna said.

The 3-year-old, mother and niece were taken to a hospital in critical condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Bertagna described the injuries to the 1-year-old as minor.

The driver was taken to a hospital for an unknown medical condition.

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Photo: Santa Ana police at the accident scene. Credit: KTLA-TV Channel 5

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