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Traffic collision sends two to hospital

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EUREKA - An alleged hit and run crash in Eureka, sends a mother and her child to the hospital. According to witnesses, just before 5 Christmas evening, a blue van was heading southbound on E Street and ran a red light. The van broadsided a silver car going westbound on Henderson Street. Witnesses say the van was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle initially stopped, but then fled the scene and has not been seen since. Officers are investigating the collision and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.