MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) - A three-vehicle crash sent at least three children to the hospital Thursday morning. It happened around 10:30 near the Salisbury exit on Interstate 475.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is trying to determine what distracted the driver that caused the three-car wreck.
According to OSHP, a semi trailer was stopped in traffic on I-475 south. A Chevy Equinox began to slow behind it, when a Pontiac Bonneville hit the back of the SUV causing it to hit the semi.
Seven people were involved in the accident. Six were injured. Five people inside the Pontiac were taken to the hospital and at least three of them were children. The injuries are said to be non-life threatening.
OSHP said it is important for drivers to be prepared for slow downs in construction areas.
"Things happened pretty quick. Obviously, this is a very congested roadway. In traffic, adjustments have to be made all the time with construction. There's signage up warning you that there's construction ahead," said Sgt. Shane Johnson.
The southbound lanes of I-475 were closed for more than an hour. Traffic was diverted through Salisbury and resumed as normal shortly before noon.