FHP: 3 children not wearing seat belts hurt in crash on State Road 44 in Lake County

FHP: 3 children not wearing seat belts hurt in crash on State Road 44 in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Several people, including three children, were injured after a violent crash occurred Tuesday afternoon in Lake County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The two-car crash happened around 1:45 p.m. on State Road 44 near Whitney Road.

Troopers said the children were not restrained during the crash and had to be flown by helicopter to Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando.

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Four adults in the other car were also taken to a hospital for treatment, troopers said.

Eastbound SR-44 was shut down after the crash but has since reopened.