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Two children ejected in wreck in Fort Worth; one in critical condition

Two children were ejected in a major automobile accident Friday on Interstate 820 near Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth.
Two children were ejected in a major automobile accident Friday on Interstate 820 near Meadowbrook Drive in Fort Worth. Fort Worth Fire Department via Twitter

Two children, ages 3 and 6, were ejected from a vehicle involved in a wreck on southbound East Loop 820 which resulted in seven people being taken to area hospitals Friday, according to authorities.

One child had serious injuries, medical personnel reported. At least one child was ejected to the northbound side of the freeway, police said.

Of the seven hospitalized, one patient was listed in critical condition, two were listed in serious condition and four were said to have minor injuries, according to medical personnel.

The two children were taken to Cook Children's Medical Center, while two other patients were taken to Texas Health Harris Hospital in Fort Worth and three were taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, medical personnel reported.

The wreck occurred about 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of East Loop 820, south of Meadowbrook Drive, police documents showed.

An 18-wheeler was involved in a wreck with three cars, causing one to roll over, medical personnel said.

One vehicle, carrying two adults and two children, collided with the 18-wheeler, which caused the car to lose control and travel into the median, police said. The children were ejected from the vehicle along with various debris, police said.

Some of the debris went into oncoming traffic and struck a dump truck causing the driver to slam on his brakes, police said. A vehicle behind the dump truck caused a second collision when it struck the dump truck from the rear, according to police.

Steve English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74 and Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

Early in their investigation, police think he might have hit the back of an 18-wheeler while traveling west on the highway.



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