Columbia car crash sends 7 people to the hospital

Two cars collide near downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A Wednesday afternoon car crash in Columbia sent seven people to the hospital.

Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Providence Road and Ash Street around 3:15 p.m. for a two-car accident.

Firefighters had to use a hydraulic rescue tool in order to access the damaged rear hatch of a minivan containing eight passengers.

Seven of those passengers were transported to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The eighth person denied medical attention.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the accident was not injured.

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