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Shaker Road in Enfield closed after crash

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ENFIELD, CT (WFSB) -

Shaker Road in Enfield is shut down after a multiple-car crash where a woman and three children were seriously injured Friday afternoon.

A FedEx tractor-trailer truck slammed head-on into a van in the 300 block of Shaker Road near the Enfield Correctional Institute around 2:15 p.m.

Fire crews had to extricate several people from the motor vehicles, police said. A mother and three children were inside the van, police said.

"They were able to remove three children that were injured, and it seems that the mom was trapped in the vehicle," said Enfield Police Capt. Jeff Golden. "The fire department was able to get her out and all four have been transported to area hospitals."

It is unclear how serious the injuries are, but police said none of the injuries were fatal.

Eyewitness News saw at least two of the children were responsive and alert, but the woman was not.

"They were all transported to trauma hospitals," Golden said.

The unidentified FedEx driver, who was visibly shaken, was walking around the crash and seemingly uninjured. 

Connecticut and Massachusetts medical helicopters were called off.

Shaker Road is closed from Taylor Street to Bacon Road. Police are expected to be at the crash scene for several hours.

The regional reconstruction team is out trying to piece together how the crash happened and investigators said they don't know, who is at fault. 

"No arrests have been made at this time," Golden said. "All we're doing now is interviews and gathering information."

The driver was taken to Enfield Police Headquarters, where he is being questioned, and will undergo voluntary testing. 

In the rush to get the woman and three children to area hospitals, police weren't able to determine if the three children belonged to her or if they were part of a carpool program.

Police said they are also trying to find out how fast both motor vehicles were going or if they were wearing seatbelts. 

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