Fort Worth

Two Children Ejected in Car Accident: Police

No serious injuries reported at the scene

Two children were ejected from a vehicle during a car accident in Fort Worth late Friday morning, police say.

A vehicle lost control when it was headed southbound on East Loop 820 near Meadowbrook Drive and hit the median, according to the Fort Worth Police Department. Two children - a three-year-old and a six-year-old - were ejected from the car, but were not seriously injured.

Debris from the car flew into oncoming traffic and struck a dump truck, which slammed on its brakes. When the dump truck hit its brakes, another vehicle collided with it.

Medstar said seven people were injured in total. Two were transported to Harris Methodist Hospital, two to Cook Children's Medical Center and three to John Peter Smith Hospital. There did not appear to be an serious injuries at the scene, police said.

Initially, all lanes on the southbound side of East Loop 820 were closed, according to the Texas Department of Transportation, but the Fort Worth Fire Department cleared the accident just after 12:00 p.m.

The fire department added in a Tweet that Friday's rain "made for slick roads. Drive with caution."

Editor's note: earlier information from the Fort Worth Police Department said one of the children was ejected into oncoming traffic. Police later clarified that only debris landed on the opposite site of the highway.

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