Car Crashes into Day Care: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Wreck at KC day care center critically injuries three childrenTwo vehicles crashed into a Kansas City day care center early Thursday afternoon and injured several children, police said. The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Christian Academy Day Care, 3611 E. 27th Street. (July 30, 2013 Video by Shane Keyser | The Kansas City Star)2013-07-30T18:57:51.000Z

A car crashed into a daycare center in Kansas City, Missouri, this afternoon. Multiple people are injured, both children and adults, but the exact number and their condition are unknown as of now.

Here’s what you need to know about this tragic event:

1. Three Children and One Adult Have Been Taken to the Hospital

Fox 4 News in Kansas City is reporting that the three children, two two-year-olds and one five-year old has been taken to the hospital. Two have been diagnosed with “mild-to-moderate injuries” but one of them is in critical condition, according to Fox 4 News.

2. It Was a Chain Reaction Car Accident

The KCPD has confirmed that the incident occurred when a Cadillac Seville was hit by a large SUV. The Seville then careened into the daycare center, going through a wall. The SUV followed suit and was sent through the wall and into the daycare.

Both cars were slowly removed from the daycare after firefighters put up support beams to ensure that the building would not collapse.

3. There Were 40 Children Inside

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The car crashed into the Christian Academy Daycare on the corner of 27th Street and Monroe in Kansas City, Missouri. According to KSHB, there were about 40 children in the daycare at the time of the incident.

The children were brought to a nearby house to wait for their parents.

4. Two Children Were Pinned by the Car

When first responders arrived, they found two children pinned down by the Seville that had come smashing through the daycare center wall. KSHB reports that the responders were able to rescue the children.

5. The Driver in the Seville Fled the Scene

Although the SUV struck the Cadillac Seville, the driver from the Seville reportedly got out of his car and fled on foot. Police eventually tracked him down.

The driver of the SUV sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital.