Children injured in crash as mother was rushing to hospital

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A northwest Harris County crash left two young children in the hospital. Officials believe their mother took her eyes off the road to help one of the children, when she went off the road and hit another car.

At 8:15am, authorities say a mother was racing down Kuykendahl with her 10-year-old son in the front passenger seat, suffering an asthma attack. While driving, she reportedly leaned over to help him and lost control of the car. The vehicle came across the esplanade, clipped a couple of trees and then t-boned another car in the opposite traffic lane.

The boy who was having an asthma attack was pulled from the car and given CPR because he wasn't breathing. Authorities add that he wasn't wearing a seat belt

"We're not sure if the child was injured because of the crash, or if it was due to the medical condition that she was rushing him to the hospital for," explained Philip Lillibridge, a Harris County Sheriff's Office accident investigator. "There was a one-year-old in a car seat in the back who received some minor facial cuts from the glass and debris inside the car."

The boy and baby are both at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. The mother was not seriously injured, and the people who were in the other car that was t-boned walked away with minor injuries, we're told.
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