LANCASTER – A three-car crash in Lancaster Wednesday evening injured seven people, including four young pedestrians, ages 2 to 14, authorities said.
The major traffic collision occurred around 6:40 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, on Challenger Way at Avenue J-8, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a 2010 Maserati was traveling north on Challenger Way when the driver of a 2004 Chevy Impala turned left in front of it, causing a collision,” Jennings stated.
“The driver of a 2015 Ford Fusion, who was behind the Impala, struck the Impala after it collided with the Maserati,” Jennings stated.
The Maserati spun into a traffic signal light pole on the northeast corner and struck four pedestrians who were waiting at the corner– a 14-year-old boy, a 10-year-old girl, and two 2-year-old girls, according to Jennings.
An adult accompanying the children was not hit by the car, Jennings added.
“Currently, the driver of the Maserati is in critical condition, two of the pedestrians have moderate to serious unknown injuries, two of the pedestrians and the drivers of the other two vehicles have minor injuries,” Jennings stated.
A 31-year-old male driver, a 20-year-old female driver and a 23-year-old male driver were involved in the collision, and none of the vehicles were carrying passengers, according to Jennings. The names of the injured drivers and pedestrians were not released Wednesday night.
No other details were immediately available.
This investigation is being handled by the Lancaster Station Traffic Enforcement Team. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact traffic investigators at 661-948-8466.
UPDATED 3/19/15 @ 11:15 am: A 31-year-old male was driving the Maserati; a 20-year-old female was driving the Chevy Impala; and a 23-year-old male was driving the Ford Fusion, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. We will have more details as they become available.