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6 children among 9 people seriously injured in I-78 wreck

Children not wearing seat belts

VIDEO: I-78 wreck injures nine

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Nine people, including several children, were seriously injured in a two-car crash on Interstate 78 in Lehigh County.

The accident happened around 1:45 p.m. Monday on I-78 West in Upper Macungie Township.

State police said a Ford Fusion side-swiped a Chevy Traverse, causing the Traverse to then slam into the guardrail.

All nine people in the Traverse were seriously injured, including one person who was partially ejected. Of the injured, six are children between the ages of 10 and 16. 

State police said seven of the nine people were not wearing seatbelts. The occupants were all listed as being from Bayonne, New Jersey.

The driver of the Fusion, a man from Riegelsville, Bucks County, was not hurt.

Police have not said whether they plan to file charges.

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