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Flint Drunken Driving Crash Leaves 4-Year-Old in Critical Condition

FlintA 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after an alleged drunken driver drove through a stop sign and crashed into a car containing the boy and his grandmother this morning, according to The Flint Journal.

Our thoughts go out to the victims and their families.

Flint police said the collision occurred at 8:27 a.m. on April 18 at the intersection of East Lyndon Avenue and Summit Street on Flint's north side.

According to police, the boy and his 59-year-old grandmother left their house on Lyndon and were driving a Dodge sedan south on Lyndon, a residential road, when a Chevrolet Express van traveling west at high speed on Summit drove through a stop sign and crashed into the car.

The car containing the boy and his grandmother crashed into a utility pole, and the van traveled through a fence and crashed into a tree.

Police said that after hospital bloodwork showed the driver of the van was intoxicated, he was sent to the Flint City Jail.

The boy's grandmother was hospitalized, and police said she is in good condition.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at or by calling 1-800-422-5245.

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