1 child dead, 14 hurt in Orlando-area day care center crash
Parents with their children are escorted away with Orange County deputies after a vehicle crashed into a day care center, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Winter Park, Fla. At least 15 people were injured, including children. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-04-10 22:00:01 GMT
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — The man authorities say fled after causing a deadly crash at a Florida day care center has surrendered. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Robert Alex CorchadoMore >>
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Thursday, April 10 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:52:31 GMT
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — As mourners trickled by Thursday to honor the 4-year-old girl who was killed and 14 others injured in a crash at a Florida daycare center, authorities scoured the state for theMore >>
Police agencies statewide were alerted to look for Robert Alex Corchado, 26, accused of sparking the incident when his Dodge Durango hit a convertible, which smashed into the KinderCare building.More >>
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care
Wednesday, killing a child and injuring 14 others, at least 12 of them
children, authorities said.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children wasn't releasing any more
information on the age and sex of the child who died, said Katie
Dagenais, a spokeswoman for the hospital where the most-seriously
injured were being treated.
One person at the hospital was in critical condition and five others were in serious condition, Dagenais said.
In all, 13 people were hospitalized and two others were treated at
the scene, said John Mulhall, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire
Several of the injured at the KinderCare building in Winter Park were
reported to be in "very, very serious condition," said Florida Highway
Patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz
Diaz said the Toyota Solara convertible had gone out of control after
it was struck by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the
day care, breaking through the wall and into the building. That driver
was not hurt.
The Durango fled the scene but was located almost two hours later
after it had been left at a home. Highway patrol said it is looking for
26-year-old Robert Corchado. Troopers said he was the driver of the
Durango, but wouldn't say how they established that. Troopers said
Corchado may be trying to leave the area.
"Please keep a lookout and let us know if you see anything," said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said.
Jacobs called the crash an "absolute tragedy and disaster."
Local television footage showed small children and infants in cribs
taken outside on the day care's playground and several of the injured
were carried out on stretchers.
The highway patrol reported that the injured were taken to five different hospitals.
Late Wednesday afternoon parents could be seen waiting to pick up
their children, and then clutching them in their arms as they were
escorted to their vehicles by authorities.
The day care's website says the center provides childcare and
learning opportunities for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and has
been in the community for over 25 years.
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