6-year-old without seatbelt critically injured in crash on US-290

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 6-year-old was critically injured in a crash on US-290 at 34th in northwest Houston Sunday night.

Police say the driver of a black car stopped, trying to avoid a mattress on the freeway, around 9:30 p.m.

When the black car stopped, it was rear ended by another car.

There were three children in the car, including the 6-year-old, according to authorities.

Police say the 6-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The child was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

In the most recent update from authorities, the 6-year-old was in surgery.
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