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7, including 5 children, taken to hospitals after two-vehicle crash

— A 10-year-old boy was in critical condition while a 9-year-old girl and the driver of the vehicle in which they were passengers were in stable condition after a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on Kenilworth Boulevard near Weigle Avenue, Sebring police said.

Seven people, including five children, were taken to hospitals.

The driver and the two children were airlifted to Tampa General Hospital, according to an accident report.

They are Alexander McConnell, 10, 1100 Thurston Ave., Sebring, who suffered head, neck and back injuries; Anastashia McConnell, 9, 1100 Thurston Ave., who suffered back and neck pain and had cuts and bruises; and Linda Ann Davidson, 59, 1100 Thurston Ave., Sebring, who had chest and head injuries, the report said.

A witness told police that Davidson turned into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Sebring police found Davidson to be at fault because she did not yield when making a left turn, the report said.

Davidson told police she was southbound on Weigle Avenue and stopped at the stop sign at Kenilworth, the report said. When she turned left she did not see the Jeep Cherokee approaching from the east, Davidson told investigators.

The driver of the Jeep, Courtney Nicole Hamilton, 26, 2202 Orange Blossom Ave., Sebring, told police she didn’t recall anything until the accident occurred. She was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

At the time of the accident, three children were in Hamilton’s vehicle, the report said. They were taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center and treated and released. Julian Vargas, 7, 2202 Orange Blossom Ave., suffered a possible broken leg and cuts and bruises; Anna Leise, 3, 2202 Orange Blossom Ave., had cuts on her face; and Christana Butler, 7, 2202 Orange Blossom Ave., had neck and back injuries, the report added.


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