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Multi-vehicle crash hospitalizes 3 in Westwood

Posted: 5:49 PM, Apr 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-29 23:52:34-04
Multi-vehicle crash hospitalizes 3 in Westwood

CINCINNATI — Three people, including two children, were hospitalized after a multi-vehicle crash in Westwood late Friday afternoon.

Emergency crews responded to the scene, where they worked to retrieve a driver and two children, one 9-year-old and one 6-year-old, from a vehicle that had crashed into a pick-up truck off the road, according to authorities on the scene.

Donald Law, who lives nearby, said the driver was trapped in the car.

"They had to cut her out," he said. "They had to use the -- what you call that? Jaws of life or something like that? They had to do that to cut her out."

The children were transported Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the adult driver was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center. The woman was in serious condition but was stable; the children's injuries weren't considered life-threatening.

Law said speeding is a problem on the boulevard.

"These cars come up here like -- well, I don’t want to say the word I’m thinking about," Law said.

He and another neighbor, Monty Walton, both said they'd like to see a traffic light at the intersection.

"You can’t see what's coming up over the hill when you’re turning," Walton said. "You can’t see what’s coming up down at the bottom of the hill that’s coming up."

WCPO photographer Andy Overton contributed to this report.