You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

U.S.

  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling
      LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such
  • Obama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group
      NEWPORT, R.I. – President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up
  • Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case
      JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s death.
Advertisement

SUV flees after 11 children hurt in crash

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area child-care operation Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said.

Several were reported to be “very, very serious condition,” said highway patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz. The injured include 11 children and one adult.

“This is a very fluid situation and we need as much as help as possible,” FHP spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said.

Diaz said a silver or grayish Dodge Durango crashed into a vehicle that then struck the KinderCare building in Winter Park. The Durango then left.

The vehicle is believed to have damage to the front bumper. Anyone with information is urged to call the patrol at 407-737-2300 or 911.

“Please keep a look out 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 operation’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.

A woman who answered the phone at KinderCare said she didn’t have time to talk.

Advertisement