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UPDATE: Driver lied about accident that put 2-year-old in critical condition

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Posted at 12:40 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 12:40:09-04

Lansing police investigators have identified the driver involved in what they thought was a hit-and-run crash that left several people hurt on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Cedar St. at Paris and police say speed may have played a role in the accident that involved 2 cars.

The police are seeking criminal charges for a 34-year-old man from Lansing who was the driver involved in what police thought was a hit-and-run. News 10 inquired about some facts that didn't add up in the story and was told on Monday that the driver did not flee the scene but was there all along.

Police are now reporting that originally, the 34-year-old man told them that the driver of the first car fled after the accident occurred.

It wasn't until Sunday, Oct. 21 that the police were able to determine that the man who was with the banged up car was in fact the driver, and he had lied to the police the day before, according to police.

There was a 28-year-old Lansing woman as his passenger. Neither of them were injured.

Four people were in the second vehicle and all were taken to the hospital.

A 32-year-old Lansing woman was the driver, she has minor injuries. Her passenger, a 54-year-old Lansing woman also had minor injuries. Other passengers were, a 17-year-old Lansing man who has been upgraded to stable condition, and a 2-year-old Lansing boy, who has life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

If you have any information, Lansing police are asking that you give them a call.