11 kids hurt in Florida day care center crash

A Florida state trooper, center, escorts a group of parents to a day care center to pick up their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
A Florida state trooper, center, escorts a group of parents to a day care center to pick up their children after a vehicle crashed into the center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

WINTER PARK, Florida (AP) — A vehicle crashed into a Florida day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a state Highway Patrol official said.

Several were reported to be “very, very serious condition,” said highway patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz. The injured include 11 children and one adult.

“This is a very fluid situation and we need as much as help as possible,” FHP spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said.

Diaz said a silver or grayish Dodge Durango crashed into a vehicle that then struck the KinderCare building the Orlando area. The Durango then left.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs called the crash an “absolute tragedy and disaster.”

Local television footage showed small children and infants in cribs taken outside on the day care’s playground and several of the injured were carried out on stretchers.

The highway patrol reported that the injured were taken to five different hospitals.

A woman who answered the phone at KinderCare said she didn’t have time to talk.

 

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