Four children are admitted to the hospital when the car collapses in childcare where 17 children are napping
Four children are taken to the hospital after the car has been plowed to the daycare where 17 toddlers were sleeping
- A BMW plowed around 1:30 pm in Children of America Educational childcare in Upper South Hampton Township, Pennsylvania. on Thursday
- The vehicle crashed through a room where 17 toddlers slept, leaving four toddlers in the hospital, including one who was seriously injured
- Authorities did not say how the children were injured and say that the driver, a woman aged 50 to 60, was treated and released
A car was plowing in a daycare center in the suburbs of Philadelphia while 17 toddlers slept on Thursday, leaving four of the toddlers left in the hospital, including one who was seriously injured, the authorities said.
The crash at Children of America Educational Childcare in Upper South Hampton Township occurred at 1.30 p.m.
A BMW, for reasons yet to be determined, came crashing through the front of daycare, said First Assistant Bucks County District Attorney Gregg Shore at a press conference outside of the horrific crash scene.
A car (photo) crashed through the front of Children of America Educational Childcare in Upper South Hampton Township, Pennsylvania on Thursday and stayed in for about 40 to 50 feet
The back of the car can be seen on a photo of the crash at Children of America Educational Childcare in Upper South Hampton Township, Pennsylvania
The vehicle (photo) crashed into a room in the childcare center where 17 toddlers were napping, authorities say.
The four-door vehicle plowed 40 to 50 feet in a room where children aged 3 to 4 were napping, Shore said.
Images of the crash scene show that children overthrow play tables and small chairs as a result of the impact, WPVI reports.
He did not detail how the injured toddlers were injured.
The seriously injured child was transported to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he said.
The driver, Shore said, was a 50 to 60 year old woman.
She was treated and released from a regional hospital, Shore said.
An outdoor photo of the daycare shows damage from which a car crashed into a room where toddlers slept on Thursday
Authorities said four children were sent to hospital after the vehicle crashed Thursday in Childre of America educational childcare in Upper Southhampton Township, Pennsylvania
A WPVI journalist tweets images of a first aid worker helping a parent get a child into a car after the crash
Shore, when asked if the driver was bad, said researchers were investigating the possibility, as well as other factors that led the woman to send the vehicle to daycare.
Police overcame a language barrier with the woman from Philadelphia, and found her cooperative in determining how the crash came about, Shore said.
He said she was a “delivery person” who had come to daycare with “business capacity.”
Shore did not comment on what the driver delivered.
Images of the crash scene show the play tables of children and small chairs falling due to the impact.
The vehicle continued to drive into the building and stopped when it bumped into a board with cubby holes.
The shelf was used for storing children’s coats and book bags.
Families of the children who were in the daycare and were not injured contacted social media to express their relief.
Melissa Groninger belonged to relatives of the children who were in the daycare and who were not injured during the crash and who came on social media to express their relief
“So happy that my daughter who slept in this room is fine without being injured,” Melissa Groninger wrote on the Facebook page of the Upper South Hampton Police Department, and also offered prayers for the families of the injured children.