Woman, Children Taken to Hospital After Serious Chesterfield Crash

A woman and five children were struck by two vehicles Friday morning at County Lane and 26 Mile, police said.

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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Marina Cracchiolo February 10, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I hope everyone is OK.
Codav February 10, 2012 at 09:08 PM
so very sad... praying everyone is okay.. My daughter is just taking segment 2 right now and I cant believe how bad people drive, there has not been a time while in the car with her that we have not had witnessed bad drivers. I have a stick shift and learning to drive that in the beginning was more of a challenge then just putting the car in drive and going, both of my kids learned to drive in my car and because they have so much to concentrate on while driving a stick I think they are better drivers because of that. I had a grown man pull up next to us and yell "get a f#@&ing horse" this was all because she didn't pull out in front of traffic quick enough.. Really people just slow the hell down, it's not worth harming someone or yourselves....
Sarah Novak February 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM
She didn't run a red light the light was green on both ways
Alicia October 18, 2012 at 12:33 PM
The light was messed up, all four lights were green at the same time. There was no way for their step mom (Jenny) to know that she was going to get hit that morning. She probably didn't even realize that all four lights were green, and either way the other people in the two cars that hit her should have been watching like really? I will always miss Kyle. It's hard to see the kid that lives next store get in the van to go to school and the next be crying because he passed away :'( it's still hard to cope with to this day.


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