A three-car crash on Southwest Parkway and Fairway sent three children to the hospital last weekend. The wreck happened around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. KFDX News reports that a Hummer was turning off of Fairway and onto Southwest Parkway without a green arrow when the collision occurred. The Hummer was originally heading west on Fairway, before trying to turn south onto Southwest Parkway. When the driver of the Hummer attempted to turn, it struck a white Arcadia. The Hummer then spun out and hit a Ford Windstar van in the intersection.
Traffic had to be diverted for about an hour through the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store. Ambulatory first responders, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department and officials with the Wichita Falls Fire Department were on the scene responding, investigating and clearing the wreck. Three of the four children involved in this wreck were swiftly taken to the hospital for their injuries. There is no word on the extent of their possible injuries or their current conditions.
Anytime wrecks involve children, it’s always a good idea to have them evaluated by medical professionals as quickly as possible. Even if a child appears uninjured, he or she should still visit a doctor. A doctor will be able to determine if a child is displaying any subtle symptoms of trauma or injury. Many symptoms of serious injuries can go unnoticed for days or longer. Parents should always get their children medically evaluated after car accidents.
No information has been released about the ages of the children involved in this crash. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends parents and caregivers take a variety of precautionary safety measures depending upon the age and size of their young passengers to reduce the risk for injuries or death in the event of a automobile accident. Their guidelines can help keep children safe from birth through age eight or when the child reaches 4’9” tall. The CDC also recommends that children younger than 13 years of age should always ride in the back seat. They also report that the middle back seat is the safest spot in the car for children and adult passengers in the event of a wreck. The team at the Altman Legal Group wishes all of the children involved in this wreck speedy and full recoveries.