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Toddler, Two Others Injured In Lebanon Head-On Collision

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LEBANON, Tenn. – Three people, including a toddler, were injured in a head-on collision in Lebanon Friday morning. 

The crash happened before 8:30 a.m. Friday on Highway 70/Sparta Pike at Greenwood Road. Police said the toddler was ejected from one of the vehicles.

Sky 5 HD showed a SUV along the side of the road and another car was off the roadway near the treeline. Both were severely damaged.

Shelley Burton, age 28, of Milton, Tennessee was driving the vehicle with her toddler in the car when they went down an embankment after crossing the center lane and hitting an SUV head on.

The driver of the SUV was 46-year-old Susan Eskew of Lebanon. She was taken to an area hospital with injuries.

Burton and her child were both transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

"This is why we stress the point of keeping your children buckled, and not only do we stress to keep them in a car seat you have to properly restrain the child as well," said Charlie Caplinger with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Burton was listed in critical, but stable condition. The extent of the toddler's injuries and the SUV driver were unknown.

Charges were pending against Burton. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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