Police release video of Kansas crash that injured 4 students walking to school

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KAKE) -

Overland Park's police chief has released video of a crash that injured four children who were walking to their elementary school on Thursday. 

Police Chief Frank Donchez tweeted the graphic video on Friday. Police say the driver of an SUV ran a red light at 87th and Grant and caused a chain-reaction crash. The SUV then careened over the corner of the sidewalk and hit the students. 

Four sisters walking to school and one driver were taken to the hospital. Donchez said the most seriously injured student has been upgraded to stable condition.

Four sisters who were walking to school and one adult driver went to the hospital. All the injured parties are expected to recover.

According to investigators, the elementary school students were on the sidewalk, waiting to cross the street.


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Police in suburban Kansas City say four elementary school children walking to school were hurt when three vehicles crashed.

The Overland Park Police Department told WDAF that the girls, all sisters, waiting to cross 87th Street near Grant Street at around 8 a.m. Thursday. Police say two westbound cars struck an eastbound vehicle that was turning left.

The impact pushed at least one vehicle onto the corner of the sidewalk and into the children. 

Police initially reported three children and an adult were hurt.

EMS transported the girls and one of the drivers to a local hospital. All are in stable condition.

Police are investigating whether any traffic laws were violated. No names have been released.

The Shawnee Mission School District released the following statement:

"We are providing additional support for the students in the form of counselors. This accident appears not to be connected to crossing guards, or any action by the students, but rather, three vehicles that got into an accident, and struck the students."

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