Two children, 5 and 4, who were not wearing their safety belts were transported via Halo Flight to Driscoll Children's Hospital after a major vehicle accident Monday on 3200 South Highway 281 between a Dodge Ram truck and a semi-truck.
An 8-year-old boy and a 60-year-old woman were also taken to the hospital due to injuries they sustained from the accident.
According to Cpl. Orlando Jasso with the Alice Police Department, Cindy Molina of Ben Bolt was traveling south on South Highway 281 when she failed to control her speed and rammed into a semi-truck who was waiting to make a left turn into private property.
The 8-year-old boy in the front seat and Molina were the only two occupants who were wearing their safety belts, according to Jasso.
Two Halo Flight helicopters arrived to transport the five and four year old's to Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christ. Molina and the 8-year-old boy were taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Alice by ambulance.
According to Cpl. Jasso, Molina told him one of the children had been placed in a booster seat, but the child had unbuckled the restraints.
Mario Loiva, 50, of Plano, TX was the driver of the semi-truck. He was not injured.
Molina was cited for failure to control speed and for the two unrestrained child.
Injuries are unknown.