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Car Crash: Family of 5 Rushed to Hospital

An Oso/Marguerite four-car crash sent five to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Two silver minivans collided at Oso and Marguerite in a four-car crash that sent six to the hospital Tuesday evening at rush hour.

A mother driving four children was sent to Mission Hospital for evaluation by a trauma doctor, said Orange County Fire Authority Captain Pablo Barriga. Two children riding with her were also sent by ambulance for a trauma evaluation at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. A fourth child had minor injuries and was sent to Mission Hospital, Barriga said.

The male driver of the second minivan was also taken to Mission Hospital for a trauma evaluation, Barriga said.

Two other unknown vehicles were involved in the accident, which was caused by one vehicle running a red light, said Orange County Sheriff's Deputy G. Eggert.

Wendy Bucknum November 07, 2012 at 02:28 AM
We will keep this family in our prayers.
Dwight Broeman November 07, 2012 at 03:09 AM
I live close by. Spoke to one of the traffic officers. He thinks the airbags did their job. I hope he is right. Prayers to all involved. Traffic northbound Marguerite is out of hand.
Peter Schelden (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Thanks for the update, Big Dee.
Charles November 07, 2012 at 03:22 AM
There was just another nasty crash near me here at Oso and Meandering Trail. Crash was at about 6:45 PM. Traffic is backed up east bound on Oso away from Antonio.
Peter Schelden (Editor) November 07, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Thanks Charles. Know if traffic is blocked?
Peter Schelden (Editor) November 08, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Folks, I just heard from OC Sheriff's Department Lt. Dan Dwyer. He said those injured are *not* facing life-threatening injuries, fortunately. He did not know the extent of their injuries beyond that. I've placed calls with other emergency officials to try to find out more.
Jeannie Leshinsky November 08, 2012 at 02:38 AM
The traffic lights are not bright enough into setting or rising sun. I've seen many red lights run - hope it isn't rude and impatient drivers. Too many kids around for recklessness.
Deb Laurie November 08, 2012 at 04:00 AM
My daughter was driving that car. She and her children will be well. (13 year old was boy was sitting up up front & stitches on his face; 10 year old son sustained no injuries. He was in the back of the the van. Daughter has one broken rib. All 3 taken to Mission Hospital. Girls were taken to trauma center at Western Medicsl/Tustin. 13 year old sustained bruises. 10 year old has a broken arm. Both girls released today, Thursday. Gods grace was in this family. We are grateful for this and your concern.
mishel November 09, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Thank you for the update. We are happy to hear that everyone will be okay. God Bless.

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