9 hurt, including 6 children, in multi-vehicle accident on Garden State Parkway in New Jersey

HAZLET, New Jersey -- State police in New Jersey are investigating a crash on the Garden State Parkway that injured nine people, including six children.

Police say a southbound sport utility vehicle veered left, crossed the grass median and drove into northbound traffic, colliding with another SUV at about 11 a.m. Saturday south of Exit 117. Debris from the crash also hit a third vehicle.

The driver of the first SUV was flown to a trauma center with serious injuries and a passenger had moderate injuries.

The other SUV driver had moderate injuries, and six children ranging in age from seven to 16 had injuries said not to be life-threatening.

The driver of the third car reported no injuries.

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