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A 9-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of West Main Street and Hanley Road this morning, police said. The crash sent four others to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. - Jamie Lusch

Girl seriously injured in this morning's crash, police say

A 9-year-old girl suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of West Main Street and Hanley Road this morning, police said.

The crash sent four others to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the girl's 7-year-old brother escaped unscathed, officials said.

The girl and her brother were riding in a white Honda sedan driven by their 17-year-old baby sitter, Jackson County Sheriff's Patrol Lt. Bob Sergi said. The car was headed south on Hanley just before 10:20 a.m. As it turned left onto Main, it was struck by a tan Ford F-150 carrying three adult passengers.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office was notified of the accident at 10:21 a.m. and promptly responded to the scene along with Jackson County Fire District No. 3 and Mercy Flights.

The 9-year-old girl was reportedly pinned inside the vehicle and had to be pulled out. The Honda appeared to have taken the worst of the damage and was twisted into a v-shape in the middle of the road.

Sergi said that the boy had been picked up by his mother and all other crash victims were taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center. Two dogs who had been riding in the F-150 were not injured

Traffic was slowed and rerouted while emergency crews and investigators worked, but travel had returned to normal around 11:45 a.m.

The names of the accident victims have not been released yet.

— Mat Wolf

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