Car careens into yard, injures four children playing in kiddie pool, officials said

A car crashed through a front yard and injured four children playing in a kiddie pool Friday afternoon in Bladensburg, Prince George’s County authorities said.

The woman driving and an 8-year-old girl who was riding inside the car also were injured when the vehicle careened into the yard in the 5200 block of 57th Avenue just before 4 p.m., said Asst. Chief Ron Bridges, a fire department spokesman.

The four children, who were playing in the pool, were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. They were ages 10, 9, 7 and 5, Bridges said.

The driver and passenger were also taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.

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