A 4-year-old boy was severely injured in a two-vehicle crash in South Waco on Thursday night, Waco police Sgt. David Conley said.

Police were called to the intersection of South 18th Street and Webster Avenue at about 9 p.m., after a white sedan headed south on 18th reportedly ran a red light at Webster Avenue and was T-boned by a Black Chevrolet Suburban headed east on Webster, Conley said. The driver of the sedan was traveling with his wife, their 4-year-old son and an infant.

"The 4-year-old child was not properly restrained in a car seat. The infant was seated in a car seat," Conley said. "The 4-year-old suffered severe head trauma from the crash."

The infant child did not suffer any noticeable injuries but was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The 4-year-old boy was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center before he was transferred to McLane Children's Scott & White Hospital in Temple for additional treatment, Conley said.

The children's mother may have suffered a punctured lung in the crash and was taken to a local hospital. The driver of the sedan did not appear to have serious injuries, Conley said.

Speed may have been a factor in the crash, but nothing indicates alcohol or drug intoxication was a factor, he said.

The driver of the Suburban, an adult passenger and two teenage passengers were not seriously injured and did not require transportation to a local hospital, Conley said. Occupants of both vehicles are Waco residents.

Accident reconstruction detectives remained at the intersection late Thursday night investigating the crash.

No additional information was immediately available.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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