A Florida day care car crash resulted in the death of one child and injured at least 11 others. The hit-and-run happened around 3:11 p.m. Wednesday when a man crashed his SUV into another car, which forced the vehicle into a day care full of children in Winter Park. NY Daily News reports April 9 that authorities are searching for Robert Corchado, 26. He fled the scene.
When police caught up with Corchado's SUV around 5 p.m., his Dodge Durango was parked in a driveway just under two miles away from the scene of the crime, NDTV.com reported. He wasn't anywhere to be found. Authorities are worried he might be trying to leave the Orlando area at a nearby airport.
The children injured in the Florida day care car crash suffered injuries that were severe, critical, and minor. 13 people in all were harmed in the hit-and-run accident. 12 of them were children. They were sent to five different hospitals and two were medically treated at the scene. Eight children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, where one child died.
Police said some of the victims are in “very, very serious” condition. Ages and identities of the children from the day care haven't been released, but the facility cared for children from six weeks of age to 12-year-old. According to the report, at least 50 kids were inside the center at the time of the crash.
The scene was described as "very intense." The driver of the SUV that caused the Florida day care crash had once been in prison for drug trafficking of heroin and cocaine. Hopefully the hit-and-run driver will be captured soon and answer for his actions in the Florida day care crash.