LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4)– A serious crash in Loveland sent eight people to the hospital on Friday afternoon.

Three of those victims were eventually taken to Children’s Hospital in Denver. Two were flown by medical helicopter while a third went by ambulance.

The crash happened about 2:30 p.m. on Highway 34 just east of Larimer Parkway in Loveland.

The crash on Highway 34 in Loveland (credit: Loveland Reporter-Herald)

According to a news release from Loveland Police Department, 27-year-old Richard Lake, from Evansville Indiana, was eastbound on E. Eisenhower (Highway 34) and turned left in front of a white Hyundai driven by Lenda Lundquist, a 58 year old female from Loveland.

The westbound lanes of Highway 34 were closed for three hours during the police department’s investigation.

Witnesses or people who may information about the accident are asked to call Loveland PD at 970 667-2151.