Wrong-Way Driver Hits Seven Pedestrians, Including Five Children, Along Northeastern Pennsylvania Residential Road: Police

Police say a car traveling in the wrong lane has plowed into seven people, five of them children, on a street in a residential development in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The crash happened around 1 p.m. Friday in the Mountain Top area near Wilkes-Barre. Five of the victims were flown to hospitals, where an adult was listed in serious condition and two children were treated and released.

A spokeswoman for Geisinger Health System didn't immediately know the conditions of the other four victims.

Police said the woman driver of the car is in custody. They're still determining what led to the crash.

Photos of the scene showed a white car with a shattered front windshield on someone's front lawn.

Neighborhood resident Eric Wanchisen tells The Citizens' Voice newspaper the collision happened in front of the home of an emergency room doctor who treated the victims before help arrived, including a baby who was in a stroller.

Police were awaiting results of toxicology tests on the driver, who was not injured in the crash.

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