Emergency crews respond to an accident at the intersection of West Main Street and Hwy 238 Friday. Mail Tribune Photo / Jamie Lusch - Jamie Lusch

Young girl seriously injured in crash

Five people were hospitalized, including a 9-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries, in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning near the intersection of West Main Street and Hanley Road.

The girl's 7-year-old brother escaped unscathed.

The girl and her brother were riding in a white Honda Accord driven by their 17-year-old babysitter headed south on Hanley Road just before 10:20 a.m.

The vehicle made a left turn onto Main Street and was struck by a tan Ford F-150 pickup driven by Barbara A. Simmons of Medford and containing two other passengers, according to a Jackson County Sheriff's Department press release.

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

The 9-year-old 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.

Jackson County Sheriff's Patrol Lt. Bob Sergi said 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 but returned to normal around 11:45 a.m.

The names of the other accident victims had not been released as of Friday afternoon.

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