Police investigating accident on Hwy. 71 that injured 3 - KCTV5 News


Boy, 5, ejected in rollover accident on Hwy. 71

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A rollover accident Thursday on Highway 71 has left a mother and her two children injured.

The accident happened just after 9 a.m. on southbound Highway 71 near the East 51st Street overpass.  Police said a 37-year-old mother driving a white van was traveling south on the highway, lost control of her vehicle and crossed a few lanes of traffic.

The van then hit the bottom of the bridge causing it to roll over.

A 5-year-old boy was ejected and transported to an area hospital in critical condition. A 6-year-old girl was also injured but not ejected. She was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The mother is also listed in serious condition at this time.

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