5 kids injured after speeding truck crashes into playground

5 kids injured after speeding truck crashes into playground
Five children were injured when a truck drove into a playground at William Harrison Park, according to police. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Five children were injured when a truck drove into a playground at William Harrison Park, according to police. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Five children were injured on Saturday when a truck drove into a playground at William Harrison Park, according to police.

MetroSafe confirmed the call came in around 3:30 p.m., of a wreck near the 3200 block of Oleanda Avenue.

Police said the driver of a Ford pickup truck lost control for unknown reasons and struck three juveniles playing on the playground. Two additional children suffered minor injuries after flying debris hit them.

The driver also hit and severely damaged playground equipment.

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All five children, as well as the driver and passenger of the truck, were transported to Norton Children's Hospital.

All five were listed as being in critical but stable condition.

Originally, police said three children were hurt. Later, police provided an update and said two additional children were truck by debris from the collision.

The two children found later ran home after the crash, but returned to the scene. Their injuries were minor.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating the incident. No factors have been ruled out regarding the cause of the collision, police said.

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