HANOVER TWP. Ohio (FOX19) - Alcohol may be a factor in a crash early Friday that hospitalized a woman and two small children who were not properly restrained in a vehicle, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
Two medical helicopters and an ambulance responded when the vehicle ran a stop sign on southbound Millville Road, ran across the lanes and struck a large tree near Morman Road about 1:30 a.m., sheriff’s officials said.
Deputies immediately summoned for two medical helicopters and at least one ambulance, dispatchers said.
The female driver, 27, of Hanover Township, and one of her passengers, a 4-year-old boy, were seriously hurt, according to the sheriff's office.
She was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and he was airlifted to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Liberty Township.
Their conditions were not immediately available.
The other passenger, a 2-year-old male, went to Children’s in Liberty with minor injuries.
The driver was a 28-year-old female resident of Hanover Township. She sustained serious injuries and was flown to UC Hospital. Two occupants, a 4 year old male, sustained serious injuries and was flown to Cincinnati Children’s and a 2 year old male with minor injuries was transported to Liberty Children’s Hospital.
“We do not believe the children were properly restrained and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The accident is still under investigation,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release Friday.