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Four taken to hospital after mom with unrestrained kids in car collides with semi

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Nov 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-09 09:35:57-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman and her three young children were transported to a hospital Sunday night after a crash involving their vehicle and a semi-trailer, and police said at this point they believe the woman ran a red light.

Lt. Martin Kaufmann, Salt Lake City Police Department, spoke about the crash, which occurred at Redwood Road and South Temple just before 9 p.m.

“It appears at this point, although the investigation is still ongoing, [the car] ran the red light at South Temple as a semi truck was making a left turn onto South Temple from Redwood Road, so, it was a head-on collision,” he said.

Kaufmann said the woman and her children were taken to hospitals, with some of the children having suffered serious injuries. While he did not have specific conditions for each victim, Kaufmann stated:  “They all sustained injuries, nothing life threatening at this point.”

The children are ages 1, 3 and 8, Kaufmann said.

“Unfortunately, none of the children were restrained in seat belts,” he said.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Kaufmann said the crash is under investigation, but he said at this point there are no obvious signs of impairment.

The identities of those involved have not been released.