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Two children were seriously injured in a crash that caused all lanes of U.S. 41 in Manatee County to be shut down on Sunday evening.
The accident occurred around 5:50 p.m. on U.S. 41 North at 16th Avenue East in Palmetto, according to Florida Highway Patrol.
An 89-year-old Palmetto woman in a Nissan Rogue attempted a left turn onto 16th Avenue East and traveled directly into the path of a Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on U.S. 41.
After the impact, the Nissan rotated counterclockwise and came to a final rest in the intersection. The driver suffered minor injuries.
The Toyota traveled in a southeast direction and went off of the roadway on the south side of U.S. 41 and collided with a guard rail before coming to a final stop.
The driver, a 27-year-old Bradenton woman, suffered minor injuries, and a 3-year-old and a 7-year old in the car were seriously injured.
Around 6:30 p.m., an Aero-Med helicopter landed in the 6000 block of U.S. 41 North to transport the two children to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for care.
U.S. 41 was reopened by 6:50 p.m.