Two were killed and three injured after being hit at about 7:40 p.m. at Frankfort and Nottingham on the east side.
Killed in the crash were 3-year-old Mikiah Jackson and her brother, Michaelangelo Jackson. Three others, 3, 5 and 7 years old are hospitalized.
One of the other three children is expected to recover, another was in surgery and a third's condition is unknown.
The father of one of the children, Darius Andrews, witnessed the crash.
"He hit the kids on the first block, swerved, they hit our kids on the porch," Andrews said. "And smacked the van that was in the driveway."
The three children along with a 23-year-old female cousin were on the porch or coming out of the house when they were struck.
Darius Andrews' son, Darius, 3, is recovering along with his two cousins, Isiah Williams, 5, who is expected to be okay but the other is in ICU.
The mother of one of the victims, Kima Lashay Hill was in shock.
"I don't know what to think, I don't know what to say, I just know, it's not right," she said. "He has a big knot on his face."
"My son got injured," Andrews said. "My cousin got injured, his ribs busted open. My nephew has a big gash on his eye."
Detroit Police Chief James Craig said that the officers had stopped the chase before arriving at the crash scene. But many claim it was a pursuit and are wondering why it was not called off.
"They don't want to stop, they want to pursue their chase," Andrews said. "They want to get this man for whatever he did. But there's kids on this block.
"It doesn't matter. When you see kids on the block. Stop your chase."