UPDATE: 1 Child Dead, 11 Hurt in Florida Daycare Crash

By: AP
By: AP

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida hospital says a child has died from injuries suffered when a car slammed into an Orlando-area day care center.

A spokeswoman for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children said she couldn't release any more information about the victim, including the age and gender. One person at the hospital is in critical condition and five others in serious condition. One has been discharged.

Overall, 12 children and at least one adult were hurt.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz says a car went out of control after it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the daycare, breaking through the wall and into the building. That driver wasn't hurt.

The Durango fled the scene but was located almost two hours later.



WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Highway Patrol says a vehicle crashed into a day care center in an Orlando, Fla., suburb and injured 12 people, including children.

Local television showed multiple people, including children, being carried out on stretchers Wednesday afternoon.

Small children and infants in cribs were taken outside to the playground.

The highway patrol reports some of the victims are in "very, very serious" condition. They include 11 children and one adult.

Police say a silver or grayish Dodge Durango crashed into a vehicle that then struck the KinderCare building in Winter Park.
The Durango did not stay at the scene.

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


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