Children Hurt In Car Crash

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(Memphis) Four children and an 18-year-old are recovering from an early morning crash in the Frayser area.

The crash, that involved a Nissan Altima and a Mercury, happened at New Allen and Hawkins Mill during rush hour.

Both vehicles were full of children and four kids from one of the vehicles had to be transported to the hospital.

The children ages 9,12, 13 and 17 were treated at Le Bonheur.

An 18-year-old was also transported to the hospital, but no one was seriously hurt.

Police say both cars were south bound on New Allen when one of the cars attempted to turn on Hawkins Mill and collided with the other vehicle.

There were four children between the ages of 10 months and 12 in the second car, but they escaped without any injuries.

Police initially thought the accident was much worse.

"From the time we got the call we were told it was a major accident and that people were ejected from the cars and as it turned out no one was ejected," said Col. Frank Garrett.

Police says those reports came from other motorists who saw people sitting on the ground near the cars and thought they had been ejected from the vehicles.

No word if any one was ticketed.

Both cars had to be towed from the scene.