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Mom could face charges in crash that injured her three kids

October 3, 2011 |  8:00 am

Crash The mother of three children injured in an alleged drunk-driving crash in Van Nuys could face child endangerment charges, police said.

The children, ranging from 4 months to 4 years old, were riding in a minivan with three adults just before midnight Sunday when it collided with a car on Van Nuys Boulevard and Valerio Street, said LAPD West Valley Traffic Division Officer Ted Lauhon.

Both drivers were intoxicated, police said.

The mother of the children was a passenger in the minivan, along with another adult, he said.

None of the children were in car seats, and the 4-month-old was in a foot tub, Lauhon said. 

The children were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Sgt. Mike Zabowski said. The mother also was hospitalized.

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services was notified, he said.


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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a mother crashed her car. Source: Google Maps