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(STMW) — Seven children and two adults were struck by a vehicle that careened out of control Tuesday afternoon in northwest Indiana.

The crash happened at 4:09 p.m. near the intersection of Hancock Street and Miller Avenue in Gary, according to Gary police Cpl. Gabrielle King.

Among pedestrians struck by the vehicle were a 3-month-old, a 21-month-old, a 3-year-old, two 7-year-olds, a 9-year-old and an 11-year-old, King said. Two adults, 27 and 45, were also struck by the vehicle, King said.

The driver told police he was driving north on Lake Street and was making a right onto Miller when he lost control of his vehicle and jumped a curb.

Both the driver and pedestrians were taken to both Methodist Hospital campuses and St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago. Their conditions were not known late Tuesday night, but there were no serious injuries, Police Chief Wade Ingram Sr. said.

Ingram said it was not clear Tuesday night whether drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)