Four children were seriously injured Friday when a vehicle they were in rolled onto a sidewalk, Phoenix police said.
The accident occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Buckeye Road in Phoenix, officials said.
A car, described as a sedan, was carrying two adults and four children, though there were just two seat belts in the back seat and no child booster seats, Phoenix police said.
The driver of the vehicle, for unknown reasons, lost control and hit a pole, police said.
Three girls, ages 5, 6 and 10, and a 6-year-old boy were injured, officials said.
All four were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, but all are expected to survive, police said.
Neither of the two adults was taken to a hospital, fire officials added.
Buckeye Road has been closed in the area Friday evening while the accident was investigated, though it is expected to open shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, police added.
Police said neither speed nor impairment is thought to play a factor in the accident, but the driver was arrested for charges “not related to the collision,” police said.
Police did not provide details on why he was arrested when asked by The Arizona Republic, saying only that they still were not sure whether he would be booked into jail Friday night.
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