One child suffered severe injuries and three others were injured when a driver crashed a BMW through a Pennsylvania day care during Thursday afternoon, officials said.
Police replied to the incident at about 1:30 p.m. at Children of America, a child care center located in Upper Southampton, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia.
The automobile shot through a front window of the building all the way to the back wall of a classroom, Bucks County District Attorney’s Office stated.
The room is generally used for children to take naps, NBC Philadelphia reported. Seventeen children from the ages of 3 and 4 years old were in the room at the time of the accident, while a total of 79 children were inside building.
Four of the injured children were taken by ambulance to a hospital, district attorney’s office stated. One of the children suffered serious injuries.
The driver of the BMW, a woman from Philadelphia, was affected from minor injuries and was taken to hospital.
Children of America is a national chain with centers throughout at least a dozen states.
Children of America’s chairman, Jim Perretty, stated that the company’s “main concern is the well-being of our children, their families and our staff.” He said staff were working together with authorities to find out what exactly happened.