One adult, four children, injured in New Albany crash

Aprile Rickert, The Evening News and the Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind.
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Apr. 7—NEW ALBANY — One adult and five children were hospitalized Wednesday after a crash near State Street in New Albany.

New Albany police and fire departments responded around 2:15 p.m. at the area of Pearl Street and Culbertson Avenue on a report of an accident with injuries, said a news release about 5:30 p.m. from the New Albany Police Department.

First responders found a heavily damaged Chevy Traverse off the roadway, with a woman and four children inside, all with injuries. The woman, 30, was taken to University of Louisville Hospital. Her condition was not known, the news release said.

The children were taken to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Two, ages 5 and 8, were listed in serious to critical condition and two others, ages 10 and 13, sustained less serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by New Albany police.

"We are very interested in learning exactly what led to this crash," New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said. "It is too soon in the investigation to make any assumptions to what actions led to this crash but I am confident our investigators will reveal the cause.

"Obviously our thoughts are with those injured with the hopes of speedy recovery."