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Four Kids Seriously Hurt At Washington Crossing Tree Lighting


Four children were injured when a vehicle struck them at the annual Washington Crossing Christmas Tree Lighting Friday evening.

Firefighters, medics, and police were dispatched for the crash on River Road not far from the Washington Crossing Bridge around 5:30 p.m.

Upper Makefield police said the four children sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Three were taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and one was released from St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown late Friday night.

The driver of the striking vehicle stopped and the driver was not impaired, police said. They added that the driver is cooperating.

The investigation into the crash was continuing as of Saturday.

We ask that you remain patient as the investigation unfolds and please keep all those involved in your thoughts and prayers as those families try to deal with this tragic accident during the holiday season,” police said.

In the moments after the crash, bystanders, nurses, and doctors who were in attendance all rushed to render aid to the injured children.

“We cannot fully express our gratitude for all your help,” police said.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001