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Posted at 4:40 PM ET, 09/27/2010

1-year-old seriously injured in car crash

By Washington Post editors

A 1-year-old was critically injured Monday in a single-vehicle crash in Brandywine that sent five people to area hospitals, Prince George's County police and fire officials said.

The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. in the 6600 block of Floral Park Road, said Cpl. Henry Tippett, a police department spokesman. He said five people — two adults and three children — were traveling in a two-door Ford Probe that apparently left the roadway and struck a tree or other off road object.

The adults and two of the children, believed to be about 9 or 10 years old, were transported to area hospitals in stable condition, he said. The 1-year-old, who was unresponsive at the scene, was flown to a hospital with life threatening injuries, he said.

It remains unclear why the car left the roadway, Tippett said. The police department’s collision reconstructionists have been called to the scene.

Stay with Postlocal.com for more details as they become available.

-- Matt Zapotosky

4:40 p.m.

A vehicle crash in the Brandywine area Monday has left five people injured, including a 1-year-old child who is said to be in critical condition, Prince George's fire authorities said.

The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. at Floral Park Road and Old Liberty Lane, fire officials said. Four people sustained minor injuries and will be transported to local hospitals. A 1-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Stay with Postlocal.com for more details as they become available.

Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post editors  | September 27, 2010; 4:40 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic and Transportation  
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Comments

yeah, people fly through here and its back roads. PG county drivers off the hook.

Posted by: citizenp77 | September 27, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Odds are that the child was not in a child safety seat but rather in the lap of the passenger in the front seat. I have seen too many adults with esp younger children in their cars not having car seats or even using seat belts themselves. Generally these are immigrants esp from the Southern areas where such safety requirements are not in place as laws. Here most of these people drive as they would in their former homes but much faster in cars such as SUV that they can't handle safely. This is not to say that Whites and Blacks are always compliant with child safety laws as they are not, just that records show that such accidents with children involve mostly Latino and Mexican children.

Posted by: davidmswyahoocom | September 28, 2010 8:01 AM | Report abuse

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