A head-on collision Wednesday night sent five people to the hospital, including four young children.
Emergency crews were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Victor Ave. south of Cypress Ave. in Redding.
The four children were between the ages of two and five. They were all taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding where a trauma team was on alert for one of the young children. Their mother, 25-year-old Luree Vineyard, was also transported via ambulance. None of their injuries were major.
Redding Police Sgt. Jay Guterding says the driver of the gray Mazda, 19-year-old Jacob Black, was at fault for hitting the red Escort, driven by Vineyard. Black will be sent a traffic citation. Vineyard was driving on a suspended license with two kids who were not properly restrained. She also didn't have insurance. Vineyard will be charged with a misdemeanor.