The highway patrol reports five pedestrians, including four young children, were injured last night when a sports utility vehicle backed into a canopy.
The patrol report notes the incident happened at 9:40 pm in Trimble in Clinton County.
The SUV was eastbound in a field behind the intersection of Port Arthur Street and Howard Road. Officers noted what they called a disturbance was in progress when the rear of the SUV struck the canopy; then allegedly left the scene.
According to the report, 25-year-old Ashley Howard of Independence received what the patrol called serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Mosaic Life Care.
Children listed with minor injuries were Rylee Brady and Lilliana Noland, both of Kansas City and three years old; two-year-old Lucas Miller-Schmidt of Kansas City; and one-year-old Saxton Owen of Independence. The state patrol said each was taken to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The driver of the SUV involved in the incident was listed as 30-year-old Robert Hall of Lebanon. Damage was minor for the vehicle.
Assisting the highway patrol officers were the Clinton county sheriff’s department and the Tri-County fire department.