DETROIT (WWJ) – Nine people, including seven children, have been taken to the hospital following an accident on Detroit’s northwest side.

The accident happened Wednesday morning when a Saturn Outlook SUV ran a red light at Schaefer and Pembroke, near 8 Mile and the Lodge Freeway, and struck a Ford Explorer SUV, according to officials.

A 6-year-old girl trapped inside of the Explorer and had to be cut out of the SUV.

Police say six children — a 5-year-old girl, two 6-year-old girls, 11-year-old girl, 12-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl — and one adult from the Explorer, along with a 12-year-old girl and one adult from the other vehicle, were all taken to the hospital. All were last reported in stable condition.

Both vehicles were taking kids to Vernor Elementary School at the time of the crash, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and for the latest.


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