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      Girl critically injured in Central District car crash

      SEATTLE -- Two kids were injured Monday afternoon when a car they were in slammed into a light pole in the Central District.

      Police say a woman was driving northbound on 23rd Avenue just after 4 p.m. when she crashed her blue Honda into a light pole near East Jefferson Street.

      The driver wasn't injured, but two kids inside the car were. A 7-year-old girl was taken to nearby Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

      A second child was also taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Police say the second child was in a child safety seat.

      Drug Recognition Expert officers responded to the scene to assist with the investigation, which remains on-going, according to police.

      The northbound lanes of 23rd Avenue were completely shut down for hours while officers and detectives investigated.
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