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3 kids hurt when tire flies through window at Chuck E. Cheese
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3 kids hurt when tire flies through window at Chuck E. Cheese

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HOBART | Three children were injured by flying glass inside the Hobart Chuck E. Cheese restaurant Sunday morning after a tire flew off a car and through a window during multi-vehicle crash in the parking lot there, police said.

A 63-year-old Gary woman was driving at 11:40 a.m. Sunday westbound on U.S. 30 just west of Colorado Street when she veered off the road to the right, said Detective Sgt. Steve Houck, spokesman for the Hobart Police Department.

Houck said the woman drove into a ditch, hit a telephone pole and struck a parked vehicle head-on in the parking lot of Chuck E. Cheese at 2961 E. 80th Ave. The woman then allegedly struck another vehicle, pushing it into yet another vehicle.

The tire from the Gary woman's vehicle flew off and smashed through a window at Chuck E. Cheese. Houck said three children inside were wounded by flying glass.

A 12-year-old boy suffered wounds to his left arm and head. An 8-year-old boy's forehead was wounded, and a 5-year-old suffered wounds to both arms, Houck said. All of the children were treated at the scene.

The 63-year-old Gary woman exited her vehicle after the crashes and appeared dazed, Houck said. She was not injured.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Houck said police believe the woman may have experienced a medical issue that led to the crashes.

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