Baby Trapped Under Car in Crash

Three children are among the injured

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    The SUV carrying the family flipped over on its side in the crash.

    Neighbors hearing a crash in San Carlos rushed to rescue a baby pinned beneath the wreckage Tuesday night.

    At least seven people were injured in the traffic accident according to investigators.

    7 Hurt in San Carlos Crash

    [DGO] 7 Hurt in San Carlos Crash
    Police say a one-year-old girl was ejected from the family's SUV when it flipped over. The car pinned her underneath and trapped her father and two siblings inside. (Published Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012)

    Police say a man and his three children were driving on Lake Badin Avenue around 8:40 p.m. when they entered Jackson Drive and were struck by a Dodge Charger heading northbound on Jackson Drive.

    Police say a one-year-old girl was ejected from the family's SUV when it flipped over. The car pinned her underneath and trapped her father and two siblings inside.

    Investigators say the Dodge was carrying five teenagers. The vehicle ended up crossing both north and south bound lanes of traffic ending up in Kimberly Lopez's front yard.

    "We heard a screeching noise. Then when we came out we saw the car on our front lawn and the other car in the street and a women yelling to help a baby that was stuck underneath the other car. So my husband got some other neighbors and they lifted up the car to get the little girl out from underneath, "Said Lopez.

    The one-year-old girl and her siblings, ages 3 and 7 were taken to Rady Children's Hospital for moderate but non-life threatening injuries. The one-year-old was treated for minor head injuries. Their father may have to undergo surgery for an injury to his arm.

    Four of the teenagers were also taken to a nearby hospital and were treated for moderate injuries.

    Authorities are still looking into whether alcohol or speed was a factor. In the meantime, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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