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Children seriously injured when stolen car crashed into SUV in Omaha
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Children seriously injured when stolen car crashed into SUV in Omaha

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OMAHA — Several people — including two children — were seriously injured when a stolen car being chased by Iowa police slammed into another vehicle in Omaha, authorities said.

The incident began Thursday evening, when police in Council Bluffs, Iowa, tried to stop a stolen car. The car sped away with police in pursuit, and the car at some point crossed the Missouri River into Omaha, police said.

In Omaha, the car ran a red light and crashed into a sport-utility vehicle. The impact caused two children — ages 12 and 2 — in the SUV’s back seat to be thrown out of the vehicle. They were hospitalized with serious injuries.

The 18-year-old woman driving the SUV suffered a broken arm, and the driver of the stolen car suffered a broken leg. He faces several charges related to the stolen vehicle, chase and crash, police said.

Another passenger in the SUV sustained less serious injuries, police said.

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