Three children hospitalized after being hit while crossing the street in Wooster

Posted at 10:48 AM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 10:48:49-05

Three children were sent flying from a John Deere utility vehicle after it was struck by a passing car in Wooster on Friday afternoon. 

The children were riding in the utility vehicle as it crossed from a field on Myers Road to a residential driveway across the street around 1:30 p.m. While it was in the roadway, police say a 1997 Toyota Camry hit the vehicle, sending it spinning and ejecting three of the kids. 

The driver the Camry, an 18-year-old from West Salem, veered off the left side of Myers Road after hitting the kids, and hit a tree and a mailbox before he came to a stop in the road. Police say Murphy did not have a license and was not injured in the crash. 

After the crash, the children were taken to Wooster Community Hospital before being flown to Akron Children's Hospital, where they remain in stable condition. 

Police say alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.