CINCINNATI — Six people were injured, four seriously, in a high-speed Tuesday morning collision in Mount Airy, according to a news release from the Cincinnati Police Department.
The initial impact, which was between a 2007 Dodge Charger traveling south on Colerain Avenue and a 2007 Ford Escape attempting to turn onto the street from Blue Spruce Road, sent the first vehicle over the center line. It struck another car — a 2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo — which subsequently struck a Metro Access bus.
Police said the drivers of the Charger and the Metro Access bus were hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Mercy Health, respectively, with only minor injuries.
However, the Escape and Monte Carlo had each been carrying a driver and a passenger. All four were seriously or critically injured, according to police, and remained in serious condition at UCMC.
Witnesses at the scene claimed to have seen the driver at fault for the collision throw something into the woods before police arrived. Police said they were investigating the claims and K-9 officers were searching the scene.
Investigators said they believed excessive speed had contributed to the crash.
The wreck remained under investigation Tuesday night.