KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A car came crashing into a Kansas City day care center Tuesday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a parked Cadillac, injuring the SUV’s driver and three children, police said.
The Cadillac was parked and had no driver when the Range Rover rear-ended it, pushing it into the day care and trapping two children under the Cadillac. Three injured children and the SUV’s driver were in stable condition at a hospital, and the injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, said Kansas City police Capt. Tye Grant.
The injured children were among about 40 inside the Christian Academy Child Care east of downtown around 1 p.m. when the accident happened. Police said the SUV’s driver was “approximately 80” years old. A utility pole also was struck, Grant said.
The cause of the crash was under investigation. As neighbors milled around watching, crews pulled the smashed SUV from the building several hours after the crash, making visible a pile of rubble inside the day care center. Several child-sized chairs were strewn on the sidewalk outside.
“We are holding all comments until we get some clear facts,” said day care director Dena Washington as she waited behind a nearby house for parents — several of them crying — to pick up their children.