A vehicle crash into a Southampton Day Care Center is under investigation where four children were injured and one is listed in critical condition at an area hospital Friday morning.
Officials from the Upper Southampton Police Department and the County DA’s Crash Investigative Unit are investigating the crash that occurred Thursday afternoon injuring four children – with one in critical condition.
The crash occurred at the Children of America Educational Childcare center. around 1:30 p.m. when a BMW crashed through the front window of the Daycare Center on the 300 block of Knowles Avenue.
First responders described the crash “a mass casualty incident” as they rushed to the scene in the first minutes after it was reported.
Four children were rushed to Abington Hospital- a level two trauma center. One of the four children was then transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), LBS was able to confirm through sources with knowledge of the incident.
Parents were alerted about the accident through “an app” and messages posted to social media, sources told LBS Thursday evening.
“Its every parents worst nightmare” one mother posted on her social media feed.
The driver of the Black BMW a Philadelphia woman, officials said is described as a food delivery driver, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries and remains hospitalized as of Friday morning.
Police say 17 children were napping in the room the BMW plowed into the day care center at the time of the incident crushing tables and chairs in the room coming to rest against a back wall authorities said.
A total of 79 children were in the nursery school at the time of the crash, investigators say.
Investigators say the remaining 75 children were accounted for and reunited with their families
Multiple sources reported to LBS, police were in pursuit of a vehicle behind the Giant Supermarket on Second Street Pike, just yards away from where the crash occurred. Those reports have yet to be verified by officials.
Due to HIPPA Laws information about all the children hospitalized has not been released but were able to confirm the critical condition report.