State police: 9 injured, including 6 children, in Parkway crash

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State police say nine people were injured, including six children, in a crash on the Garden State Parkway.

The accident happened Saturday around 11 a.m. south of Exit 117.

According to police, a southbound sport utility vehicle veered left, crossed the grass median and drove into northbound traffic, colliding with another SUV.

Police say debris from the crash also hit a third vehicle.

The driver of the first SUV was flown to a trauma center with serious injuries and a passenger had moderate injuries.

The other SUV driver had moderate injuries, and six children ranging in age from seven to 16 had injuries said not to be life-threatening.

The driver of the third car reported no injuries.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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