8 injured in Middletown accident

Posted by Amber Jenkins - email

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Eight people, including the Middletown Chief of Police, were all sent to the hospital after a multi-vehicle accident Thursday evening.

A short time after 6 p.m., A minivan driven by a 16-year-old girl was traveling north on University Boulevard. Police say she struck another vehicle at the intersection of University Boulevard and Logan Avenue.

The driver continued heading north on University for several hundred yards before crossing the median and striking two other vehicles. One of the vehicles was being driven by Middletown Police Chief Greg Schwarber.

Officials say there was extensive damage to all of the vehicles involved. Eight people were transported to Atrium Medical Center for treatment.

None of the injuries appear to be life threatening.

The incident is under investigation. So far, no charges have been filed.

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