Clarification: Police initially reported the driver to be Anchor Bay Middle School North student Kyle Halcomb's mother. The family has since identified the driver as his stepmother.
A Casco Township woman and five children were rushed to the hospital Friday morning following a multi-vehicle accident in Chesterfield Township, police said.
At least one of the kids, ages 8 to 13, is suffering from very serious injuries from the crash at the County Line and 26 Mile intersection, Chesterfield Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said.
At approximately 7:30 a.m., the mother was taking her children to school because they missed the bus. As her minivan headed south on County Line from St. Clair County, she ran a red light and was struck at the intersection by a vehicle traveling westbound on 26 Mile. The minivan was instantaneously hit by another vehicle heading eastbound on 26 Mile, Myers said.
The mother, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, and her children were first taken to Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. A couple of the children with serious injuries were then transported to Children's Hospital in Detroit, he said.
Police said they have not confirmed what schools the children attended. Local television stations are reporting they are Anchor Bay Schools students. District officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
Police are continuing to investigate the crash. They said alcohol and drugs were not factors and the speed the vehicles were traveling is not immediately known.
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