A drunk driver ran a red light and crashed into a car with a family of six

Lights for the buildings downtown can be seen as the sun sets Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Houston. Houston, a fast-paced metropolis that churns on industries like oil, medical research, space technology and law, was dragged to a near halt by Hurricane Ike. But unlike its coastal suburbs, it was more inconvenienced than devastated. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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A family of six traveling in a small SUV was hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light in north Houston over the weekend, sending two adults and four children to the hospital with serious injuries.

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A man driving a Ford Mustang around 9 p.m. Saturday hit the family’s car on the North Freeway frontage road at W. Parker Road. The impact caused both cars to spin out of control, with the family’s SUV hitting a light pole.

Police said the children in the car were an 11-year-old boy, a 9-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy and an 18-month old girl.

The children and their parents were taken to Memorial Herman in serious condition. Authorities said two of the children were in critical condition.

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The man who caused the accident also was transported to the hospital where he is reported in stable condition. He was determined to be intoxicated and will face charges.

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