KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two adults and four children were injured Wednesday when the vehicle they were in crashed into a tree.
The crash happened just after 11:30 a.m. near 45th and Emanuel Cleaver Road.
KCPD said the driver of a black Dodge Challenger was heading north on Cleaver Boulevard at an apparent high rate of speed when they failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The driver ran the vehicle off the roadway and struck a tree in the median.
Police said a total of six people were in the vehicle. The adult male driver and adult female passenger were sitting in the front seats and were not wearing seatbelts. Both were taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
The four children ranging in ages from 2 to 8 were sitting in the rear seat. According to police there were no booster or child passenger seats in the vehicle and none of the children were wearing the factory equipped seatbelts.
The four children were taken to an area hospital and are being treated for broken bones and other non-life threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.