It happened just after 8 o'clock Wednesday morning on Ambler Avenue near north Willis Street.
Police say a car traveling east on Ambler ran head-on into a utility pole.
Four kids were in the back seat without seat belts and there was one adult passenger in the front seat.
The adult passenger in the car and two of the children identified the driver of the vehicle, but the man they identified as the driver refused to acknowledge that he was behind the wheel.
There was also some confusion about what caused the crash.
Police say they were told that another vehicle forced the car off the road and then kept going.
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