HOUSTON – Two children, ages 4 and 10, were airlifted to a hospital in critical condition after a major three-vehicle wreck on the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road Tuesday evening, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Three adults were also taken to the hospital with injuries, officials said.
The wreck was first reported at 6:11 p.m. in the northbound lanes of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road near Farm-to-Market 2234, officials said.
Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Constable Trever Nehls said the parents of the children were driving in the right-most northbound lane behind a relative’s vehicle that had a flat tire. The relative was driving at about 10 to 15 mph, officials said.
A large truck rear-ended the vehicle with the children in it, Nehls said, which then collided with the vehicle with the flat tire.
Officials said the children were not in safety seats when the wreck occurred. The 4-year-old was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for treatment while the older child was taken to Houston Memorial hospital along with the parents, Nehls said. The driver of the vehicle with a flat tire was also taken to the hospital for treatment.
The northbound lanes of the Fort Bend Parkway Toll Road were closed for several hours as officials investigated.
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