Seattle’s King5.com reports that a SUV carrying six children, two pregnant mothers and one other adult was involved in a roll-over car accident this afternoon on Interstate 5 near DuPont. DuPont is a town about 15 miles south of Tacoma.
The report said that two of the children and one of the pregnant mothers were thrown from the SUV and a 3-year-old boy is in “extremely critical condition” and a 6-year-old girl is in “critical condition.” No one in the SUV was wearing a seat belt or proper restraint at the time of the accident.
According to the report the SUV, a Ford Expedition, was driving south on I-5 at Moats Road when it was sideswiped by a Honda Civic. The Expedition hit the concrete median, rolled over and down an embankment into the northbound lane of traffic.
The driver of the Civic may be charged with vehicular assault because troopers believe that drugs may have been a factor in the accident.
The driver of the SUV was responsible for making sure that all children under the age of 16 were properly restrained. The driver may be cited for failing to adhere to Washington State’s seat belt law. Vehicle code RCW 46.61.688 requires that safety belts be used.
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