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Two kids seriously injured in Cedar Rapids scooter collision

Cedar Rapids Police

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Cedar Rapids Police say two children under the age of 12 have sustained life-threatening injuries from a crash with a car while riding a scooter.

The collision happened just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday near 15th Street SE and Mount Vernon Road SE.

Based on preliminary information, police say the two boys were on a scooter in the alley between 15th Street and Camburn Court SE. The children went into Mount Vernon Road SE where they were hit.

Both children were transported to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with serious injuries.

As of 6 p.m. on Wednesday, traffic going west on Mount Vernon Road is being rerouted at 19th Street SE while police accident reconstruction specialists work the scene.

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