KANSAS CITY, Missouri -- An SUV rear-ended a car and sent the vehicle crashing through the front of a Kansas City day care center Tuesday, injuring three children and the driver of the SUV, police said.
The crash occurred at the Christian Academy Child Care east of downtown, where a Range Rover hit the back of a Cadillac and sent it through the front of the building. There were about 40 children inside the center at the time, Kansas City police Capt. Tye Grant said.
Two children were trapped under the Cadillac, whose driver ran from the scene, Grant said. Three children were taken to the hospital, as was the driver of the SUV. Grant said all children inside the center were accounted for.
Conditions of the injured weren't released.
Children who weren't injured were being kept at a nearby house, where tearful parents embraced their kids.
It was shocking to me, said Curtis Sawyer, 33, whose 1- and 2- year-old children have been attending the center about six months. He rushed to the day care after receiving a phone call about the accident, and his daughter ran to him when he arrived.
I'm just glad my kids are safe and I'm sorry for the kids that got hurt, he said. My heart and prayers go out to their family.