Three children were taken to the hospital after a driver fled from a traffic stop and crashed into another car in Carrick on Wednesday afternoon.
Police tried to pull over a car on Brownsville Road, according to spokeswoman Emily Schaffer, but the car turned onto Linnview Avenue and fled. The driver, George Johnson-Frye Jr., ran a stop sign and struck another car at the intersection with Amanda Avenue.
Heroin was found in the car that fled and Johnson-Frye was arrested, Schaffer said.
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Johnson-Frye’s children -- ages 6, 7, and 8 -- and an occupant in the car that was struck were taken to the hospital but not seriously injured, Schaffer said. None of the children were in car seats.
Carrick residents and parents like Yukonnia Williams said she hopes Johnson-Frye will get the help they need.
"I would never want my kids to be in an accident like that and on stretchers in an ambulance," Williams said.
Another Carrick resident said, "That's a time to be a child, no to be worried about your parents taking drugs and seeing them."
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