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Two children seriously hurt after three-car crash in Horseheads: One airlifted to Upstate Hospital

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A three-car accident in the town of Horseheads resulted in injuries to two children on Saturday. State Police from Horseheads reported to the scene at the intersection of Wygant Road and Ridge Road around 2:53 p.m.

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The incident began when a 2012 Toyota Highlander, driven by 73-year-old Debra L. Kenyon of Horseheads, struck a 2010 BMW operated by Lindsey M. Runkel, 33, from Connecticut. Following the initial collision, the Highlander accelerated and crashed into a parked 2010 Toyota Rav4 in the Last Stand parking lot. The impact of the secondary collision pinned an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old next to the building.

The children were promptly transported for medical care; the 11-year-old was airlifted to Upstate Community Hospital, and the 13-year-old was taken by ambulance to Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. Both are reported to be stable. Kenyon received traffic infractions, and Runkel was uninjured. Emergency services including the Horseheads and Town and Country Fire Departments, along with Guthrie Air, assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.