One child remains in hospital with serious injuries following a crash in Elgin County that sent nine people including six children to hospital.

According to Provincial Police a car travelling eastbound on Ron McNeil Line collided with a van travelling northbound on Belmont Road Saturday afternoon.

The occupants of the car were from Port Hope. The driver and four children were taken to hospital. One 7-year-old remains in hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Two adults and two children from the van were taken to hospital and released.

Police have charged the 31-year-old female driver of the car with careless driving.