A two-car crash at Pinewood and Hoover on Detroit’s East Side recently left a two-year-old boy dead and an eight-year-old girl in critical condition, according to a recent news report from My Fox Detroit.
The two children were riding in the family car with their mother when it was hit by another vehicle. That vehicle’s driver, a 62-year-old Detroit-area resident, is being held by police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Police have not released details on the crash, but say that they suspect the older driver was driving drunk when the accident occurred.
The two-year-old lost his life in the crash. The eight-year-old suffered a broken neck and serious brain injuries and is currently in critical condition at a Detroit hospital. The hospital has not released any updates on her condition, but says that swelling in her brain is a serious concern.
According to at least one preliminary police report, it appears that neither of the children was secured in a child safety seat at the time of the crash. Michigan law requires children under 4 to ride in safety seats and children up to age 8 or four feet, nine inches tall to ride in booster seats. There is no word on whether the children were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred.
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