A vehicular accident on the Galveston Causeway left four people, including two children, injured and backed up traffic heading north on Interstate 45 for several hours Saturday night, police said.

Two adults and two children were injured in the two-car accident at about 4:30 p.m. when a black Lexus sedan drove into the back of a tan Mercury sedan, Galveston Police Department spokesman Sgt. Derek Gaspard said.

All four people in the Mercury — two adults and two children — were transported to a University of Medical Branch hospital, Gaspard said. As of 10 p.m., an adult woman, who was driving the car, and one child were in stable medical condition, he said. An adult man had minor injuries and the second child was in critical medical condition, Gaspard said.

There was only one person in the Lexus, Gaspard said, adding that that person was not injured.

Police did not immediately report specific ages of the people involved.

Police believe the Mercury sedan is the same vehicle that they received multiple calls for service in reference to earlier on Saturday, Gaspard said.

Police received several calls about a disturbance in a vehicle traveling west from the East End starting at 4:25 p.m., Gaspard said. He did not provide additional details about what the disturbance was.

An investigation into the wreck is ongoing, Gaspard said. No one has been charged in the incident, he said.

The wreck blocked traffic traveling north on I-45 at least to 58th Street for several hours.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; or on Twitter @HeathKeri. 

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Vicki Blythe

I was trying to go to Texas City yesterday evening. In 1 hour and 40 minutes, I only travelled 3 miles on Broadway. I turned around at 57th St and went back home. I wonder how long it took people to get back to Houston? I hope the people involved in the wreck are okay.

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