Car crashes into Christian Academy Daycare at 27th and Monroe in Kansas City, Mo.
41 Action News Staff
1:07 PM, Jul 30, 2013
10:26 PM, Jul 30, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A car crashed into the Christian Academy Daycare at 3611 E. 27th between Monroe and Askew on Monday afternoon.
Authorities said an SUV collided with a second car, causing the second vehicle to crash into the building. Three children and one adult sustained serious injuries but are reported to be in stable condition.
Two kids had to be rescued by responders after being pinned down by the car that crashed into the building.
There were about 40 kids in the daycare at the time of the crash. Authorities believe all children are now accounted for, but the vehicle remains in the building.
The driver of the SUV was hurt and taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. That driver is said to be around 80-years-old.
The car that went into the building, a Cadillac, was parked and no one was in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
The Kansas City Fire Department tried to to stabilize the building with more than 20 emergency vehicles responding to the incident.
Parents whose children attended the daycare were asked to meet at 27th and Monroe.
"The kids are the first priority," said one member of the daycare.
Tony Bennett, the grandson of the owner of the Cadillac, ran outside as soon as he heard the collision.
"I started helping like trying to kick down the doors to get all the kids out," Bennett said, "It was devastating to hear all the kids crying and it made you want to do whatever you could do to make everything better."
Bennett said he was doing his best to help get all the children out and move the debris out of the way.
One of the children was Shayla Davis' son Zaire who suffered from a broken hip following the crash. Davis says her son told her that he woke up with a "car and big wheels" over him.
"When I ran to the daycare, police told me to sit down. I saw my son's name on a piece of paper," Davis said.
Zaire will remain in the hospital overnight, but is expected to recover. The other two children injured in the crash were treated and released around 7 p.m., according to a Children's Mercy Hospital spokesperson.
Due to the crash, 67 customers in the area were left without power until around 9:30 p.m.
Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, two of the three children injured in the crash were released from the hospital.
Stay with KSHB.com for updates as they become available.