Speed, alcohol may be factors in crash that seriously injured two children

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: November 18, 2018 | 12:01 p.m. 

PRINCE GEORGE – Two children were seriously injured following a crash in the late hours of Saturday evening where speed and alcohol may have been factors, according to police.

In a statement Sunday morning, Prince George Police confirmed that accident occurred at the intersection of Jolly Road and Second Court just before 11 p.m. Saturday night, resulting in three individuals, including two young children being taken to the hospital for treatment.

Their preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2002 four-door Pontiac was traveling southbound along Jolly Road and ran off the road to the left, striking a culvert pipe.

When police arrived, they found a five-year-old child unresponsive and a nine-year-old with serious injuries.

Officers on scene performed CPR on the child until rescue crews could arrive and continue life-saving efforts.

The five-year-old child was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center via ambulance for treatment while the nine-year-old was rushed to VCU Medical Center in Richmond via MedFlight.

The driver of the car was taken to Southside Regional Medical Center, as well, with non-life-threatening injuries.

As of this morning, police said both children continue to be treated for serious injuries. Currently, their investigation is showing speed and alcohol might have played a factor in the Saturday evening crash.

Anyone with information related to the crash is requested to contact the Prince George Police Department  at (804) 733-2773. 

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