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Four Child Pedestrians Injured in Placentia Traffic Accident


Posted on Jan 25, 2011

Four children were seriously injured in a Placentia pedestrian traffic accident. One boy was trapped under the vehicle.
 
The accident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the intersection of Valencia and Golden Avenues. The children were walking home from school when a Toyota Sienna collided with a Toyota Prius. The Toyota Sienna traveling south on Valencia made a left turn in front of the Prius, which was traveling north on Valencia. 
 
After the Orange County car crash, the Prius was knocked onto the curb where it hit the children.
 
A 12-year-old boy was trapped under the Prius. Firefighters used airbags to the lift the car and extract the boy. He sustained severe fractures to his legs, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening. The boy was taken to the trauma center at UCI Medical Center in Orange.
 
Two other children were injured. A 12-year-old was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, and a 7-year-old was taken to Placentia-Linda Hospital in Placentia. The fourth child, an 11-year-old boy, was released to his parents.
 
The 19-year-old driver of the Prius was also taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.

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