Evanston police and fire units are on the scene of a traffic accident at Colfax Street and Marcy Avenue in northwest Evanston.

Initial reports were that children were trapped inside one of the damaged vehicles, and fire crews were working to get them out.

Update 9:25 a.m.: At the scene it appeared that damage to both cars involved was relatively minor. Fire crews took two of the children to Evanston Hospital to be checked out. The other three people in the cars declined medical treatment.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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