Eight members of a Pembroke family were injured in a single vehicle crash in Ohio Tuesday morning.
According to nbc4i.com, authorities say the crash was caused by a old tire that blew out while the 1990 Ford Econoline 150 van was traveling on U.S. Highway 33 east of Johnson Road in Athens County, Ohio.
Ohio State Troopers said about 9 a.m. Tuesday 40 year old Shawn A. Rogers was driving when "an old and worn tire on the left rear of the van had an explosive loss of air." Investigators say the van ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a guard rail before finally coming to rest in the passing lane.
Among the injured were four children who were ejected when the van hit the guardrail. Troopers said although three were in child safety seats, the seats were not properly secured.
Shawn Rogers was reported in stable condition in Nationwide Children's Hospital where he was airlifted by MedFlight helicopter.
Others injured were identified as 28 year old Mary Lyons, 25 year old Samantha Vincent, and 61 year old Phyllis Vincent, all reported in stable condition at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Ten year old Joseph Vincent, 3 year old Shawn A. Rogers II, 1 year old Savannah G. Rogers and 2 year old Sofia Vincent are listed in serious condition in the same hospital.
The crash, which remains under investigation, closed the road for about three hours Tuesday morning.