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FHP: Five kids injured in crash near Four Corners

FHP: Five kids injured in crash near Four Corners

Five children had to be taken to the hospital after a vehicle accident near Four Corners on Friday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said their mother was driving them in a van south on U.S. 27 near Sawgrass Bay in Lake County around 2:40 p.m. when she turned her head to talk to her 9-year-old daughter in the passenger seat.

When she looked back to traffic, she realized a truck had stopped in front of her. She swerved to avoid the truck, but the right side of her van struck the left rear of the truck.

The collision caused the door to rip off. Two passengers, a 5-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, were partially ejected from the vehicle.