Toddler critically hurt in crash

March 16, 2008 7:05:36 PM PDT
New Castle County Police say an 18-month-old girl was critically injured when her mother lost control of her car and hit a tree. It happened around 7:30 p.m. in the area of West Commons Boulevard and Reads Way in New Castle.

Police say a 22-year-old New Castle-area woman lost control of her car while driving west on Commons Boulevard striking a tree. They say the woman's 18-month-old daughter was taken to Christiana Hospital, where she is in critical condition.

The mother was conscious and alert at the scene and was taken to the hospital, but police say no further information is available.

The department's accident reconstruction team is investigating the crash. Police say the cause of the crash is not known and it's not clear if alcohol was a factor.