A 4-year-old child injured in an accident in Des Moines on Sunday remains in critical condition. Fredrick Morris is being treated at Blank Children’s Hospital. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Danielle Levy, 23, of Oskaloosa.
The crash occurred shortly after 6 p.m. in the 3700 block of East University Avenue. When officials arrived several occupants of the vehicles were trapped inside. They had to be rescued by firefighters.
A preliminary investigation indicates Levy was traveling east when her vehicle went out of control and clipped a westbound vehicle. The Levy vehicle then collided nearly head-on with another westbound car. Levy and a passenger in her car, Dominque Boyd, 21, of Buffalo, N.Y., were taken to Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
The driver of the other vehicle in the head-on crash has been identified as Wendy Beenken, 33, of Ames. There was no information of her injuries.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
Des Moines Register Article Posted 2:14 PM, Mar. 5, 2012