Five taken to hospital after morning crash - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Five taken to hospital after morning crash

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(WMC-TV) - A portion of New Allen Road in Raleigh was shut down for a short time Friday morning after two cars crashed into each other, injuring five people.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m.

"Cars were going southbound on New Allen when one car appeared to turn across in front of the other one causing the accident," said Col. Frank Garrett with the Memphis Police Department.

Shortly after the crash, victims were seen holding small children, walking around the neighborhood.

Memphis police say the rain slicked roads could have been the reason the Mercury Grand Marquis and the Nissan Altima crashed.

The Altima had a huge dent in the passenger side doors.

Memphis police originally reported several children had been ejected from one of these cars. However, it was later determined that was not the case.

"When motorists first got here and called it in, they were saying people were ejected. What they saw were people getting out of the car and laying on the ground. You see what you see, it's perception. People see different things," explained Col. Garrett.

Police say five people were injured in the morning crash.

An 18-year-old was taken to The MED in non-critical condition.

Four children, ages 17, 13, 12, and nine, were taken to LeBonheur Children's Hospital, also in non-critical condition.

The exact cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Memphis police say everyone involved is lucky their injures were not more serious.

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