3 kids injured in Ferndale crash were missing from Methodist Children’s Home Society

3 kids seriously injured in Ferndale car crash

Police said three children were in a stolen car that crashed along 8 Mile Road. All three children are hospitalized.

FERNDALE, Mich. – Three kids were seriously injured in an early-morning crash Wednesday in Ferndale.

Police said three kids were in a stolen car that crashed in the area of 8 Mile Road and Flowerdale Street. All three children were transported to a hospital. Two are in stable condition and one is in critical condition. All children are under the age of 17.

Original: Ferndale police: 3 teens in critical condition after car crashes into building

The person driving a Ford Fusion slid off the road and into a building. The three children were in the car. Sources told Local 4 the children are all very young and all suffered critical injuries.

The incident began 11 miles west of the crash. Methodist Children’s Home Society on 6 Mile Road in Redford is a place where children are cared for after they’ve experienced trauma in their lives, and are in crisis or wards of the state.

Redford police confirm they took a report of a stolen Ford Fusion from the children’s home at 5 p.m. Tuesday. They took a report of three missing children from the home at the same time.

A spokesperson from the children’s home said they are devastated by what happened. So are people who were at the scene of the crash.

Methodist Children’s Home Society released the following statement on Thursday:

“This is an unspeakably tragic accident. Our prayers are with the youth and their families.

Two of the youth involved in the accident were temporary residents of Methodist Children’s Home Society’s emergency shelter, a state-licensed facility for foster children who need short-term housing. The vehicle’s driver was not affiliated with the Methodist Children’s Home Society.

The safety of our residents is our highest priority. Tuesday, the emergency shelter was fully staffed according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regulations, and Redford police were alerted immediately after the youth left campus without permission. Under state regulations, while residents are not confined to their home, they are required to gain permission before leaving campus.

We will do whatever it takes to keep our residents safe, healthy and whole. We are cooperating with the MDHHS’s standard review.”

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