A serious car accident in Pennsylvania occurred when a private car collided with a trailer standing at the side of the road.

The accident occurred as the family drove home to Cleveland after vacationing on the East Coast.

According to police reports, the haredi family was driving in their minivan at approximately 2:30a.m. when minivan's driver failed to notice a tractor-trailer standing on the opposite side of the road and sticking out a bit into the street. As a result, the two vehicles collided, with the minivan ramming into the trailer. The airbags expanded, and the car's front was damaged.

The father, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered only light injuries, but his four children sitting in the vehicle's rear were all more severely injured, some of them critically.

Paramedics who arrived at the scene administered first aid to the victims and transferred the children to a local hospital. Two of the children were transferred by helicopter.

The public is asked to pray for Leah Hadassah, the daughter of Michal Chana (11); Chava, the daughter of Michal Chana (7); Yocheved Rivka, the daughter of Michal Chana (5); and Gedalya David, the son of Michal Chana.