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Child airlifted after serious car crash

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One child was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital by helicopter, following a Tuesday morning car crash that ended in a motel parking lot near Morrow.

Special photo One child was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital by helicopter, following a Tuesday morning car crash that ended in a motel parking lot near Morrow.

Clayton County police don't know what caused the driver of a car to leave the roadway Tuesday morning, strike a parked car, and flip over in a parking lot near Morrow.

Sgt. Otis Willis, III, said Tuesday night that the officer who worked the 11 a.m., crash is not done with his report.

"The officer is still working on that report," said Willis. "I hope to have more information on what happened in the morning."

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Chief Jacque Feilke said the driver was traveling on Mt. Zion Parkway when she left the road. The car crashed into a parked car and flipped over, said Feilke.

When paramedics arrived, the driver and two young passengers were outside the car. Feilke said there is some confusion as to how they got out of the car.

"The woman, whom we believe is the mother of the children, may have told a witness that she pulled the children out of the car," Feilke said. "But they could have been ejected. We just don't know at this point."

The children were treated at the scene by Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services paramedics before being transported to an Atlanta hospital.

Feilke said a 7-year-old suffered leg and pelvic injuries and was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

The second child, believed to be 4, was taken by ambulance to the same hospital. The driver of the car was also transported to a trauma center, she said. Feilke said both children were considered critical but stable, at the time of the transport.