4 kids recovering from injuries after a car slammed into day care in Philadelphia
Car slammed into daycare in Philadelphia.
17 children ranging in age from 3 to 5 years old were inside the classroom.
How can parents ensure that their children are protected while attending day care?
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, a devastating incident occurred at a day care in Philadelphia when a car slammed into the facility. Four children were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment. This tragedy has left the community shaken and concerned for the safety of their children.
The incident occurred in Germantown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, where a 17-year-old driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into the day care. The car hit the front of the building, causing significant damage and injuring four children, aged 7 to 10 years old.
The children were immediately taken to local hospitals where they were treated for their injuries. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening, and all four children are currently recovering from their injuries. The driver of the car was reported to be shaken but sustained no injuries.
Parents of the children at the day care were understandably distraught and rushed to the scene to check on their children’s wellbeing. Some parents were seen crying and embracing their children tightly as they were being escorted out of the building.
The Germantown day care is part of the Children’s Village group and is licensed to care for up to 46 children. Following the incident, the day care has been closed, and all affected families have been contacted by the authorities.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and the driver will face charges for the unfortunate incident. As the community mourns this tragedy, discussions around safety measures at day care facilities have been sparked.
Car crashes into day care facilities are not an uncommon occurrence. In 2018, there were over 400 incidents reported in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The safety of children should be a top priority, and parents should be assured their children are being cared for in a safe and secure environment.
As the affected children continue to recover and the investigation continues, it’s essential to remind ourselves of the importance of safety measures at our local day cares. We must continue to have safeguards in place to prevent such incidents from occurring and to keep our children safe. The community must stand together during this difficult time to support the injured children and their families.