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April 20, 2014

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4 children injured when car runs red light, police say

Four children were injured in a crash Sunday night after a car ran a red light in northeast Las Vegas, Metro Police reported.

Police responded about 8:10 p.m. to the crash at Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard. Evidence and witnesses indicate a 63-year-old man from North Las Vegas was driving a Dodge Neon west on Cheyenne when he crossed the intersection on a red light, police said.

At the same time, a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle with four child passengers was headed north on Lamb Boulevard and crossed the intersection, police said. The car slammed into the right side of the SUV, police said.

A 3-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the SUV, police said.

The 3-year-old girl was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition; the 9-year-old girl was taken to UMC in moderate condition, police said.

Two other children in the SUV, a 6-month-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, suffered minor injures, police said. The driver of the SUV, a 37-year-old woman from Las Vegas, suffered minor injuries, police said.

The man driving the Neon was transported to UMC in moderate condition, and a passenger in the car suffered serious injuries, police said.

Metro is investigating the wreck.

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