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Two kids in hospital after vehicle crashes in 20 foot creek

By: Jalah Gray Email
By: Jalah Gray Email

SHERMAN, TX - Two small children were sent to a Sherman hospital today after an SUV they were in crashed into a creek. Jalah Gray talked with one of the witnesses who says he helped pull the victims out.

Brian Reiter says he and a few friends were sitting on his back patio late Sunday afternoon, when they saw something strange on the street.

"Saw a suburban moving backwards down the hill and heard it crash and noticed that it went down into a creek." said Reiter.

The creek runs under Pecan Street near the intersection of Kessler.
When Reiter and his friends rushed over they saw kids inside the vehicle and decided to help.

"Me and a few of my friends climbed up on to the suburban, the passenger was still in her seat belt whenever I got there and the older girl was helping the 2 kids out of their car seats when I was opening the door to the suburban." said Reiter.

By the time rescuers made it to the scene, everyone was out of the vehicle safely.
Fire fighters say they're thankful for the citizens who decided to help.

"From my understanding they made a chain, one of them was lifting them out of the vehicle passing them to another one, and the other 2 people were passing them up the creek bank." said Sherman fire fighter, Bill Macon.

Two small children were taken to Wilson N. Jones hospital with unknown injuries.
Officials say they still aren't sure exactly how the SUV ended up in the creek.
Witnesses say the driver had gotten out of the vehicle to get the kids out of the back seat, when it started rolling backwards down hill.


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