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Child Pinned Under Vehicle That Crashed into Day Care

Author Kathleen Becker

An SUV crashed into a day care center in Billerica on Thursday afternoon, injuring four people, including three children.  Police are still investigating the accident.

Crews Free Toddler Pinned Under Vehicle

The accident occurred on Thursday afternoon just before 5:30 p.m., when a 38-year-old woman crashed into a day care building, pinning a toddler beneath her vehicle. 

Police say the driver of the SUV was driving north on Boston Road when she had a medical episode which caused her to hit several cars, a fence, and then crash into the wall of a day care center.

Four children were playing in the area the vehicle crashed through, and a toddler was pinned under the vehicle. The toddler was rushed to Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington after being freed by responders.

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Two other children were treated for injuries at the scene.

Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 32,719 people were killed in auto accidents, marking a slight decrease from the 33,782 motor vehicle deaths reported in 2012.
  • Of those killed in 2013:
  • An additional 2,313,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.

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Indiana Day Care Closed After Death of Child

Author Amanda Tejuca

The state of Indiana filed an injunction to close a day care in the city of Speedway, following the death of an infant.

Reason for Day Care Closing

According to FOX News, a baby was found unconscious in her car seat and later died at Miracles and Blessings Day Care in Speedway, Indiana. 

Taliah Brigham was 10-months-old at the time of death which was reportedly caused after she slipped and her airway was obstructed. The Division of Family Resources, Family and Social Services Administration blame the day care, saying “the child’s death was a result of inadequate supervision.”

The state called the day care “an imminent danger to the health of a child.” Brigham’s death is still under investigation following her autopsy. In the meantime, the court filed an injunction to keep the day care closed.

Indiana’s Day Care Neglect and Abuse Policies

According to Indiana state law, all observations or suspicions of child abuse or neglect should be immediately reported to the Child Protective Services hotline.

All staff involved in the reported incident will follow the direction of Child Protective Services regarding completion of written reports.

Staff who are accused of child abuse may be suspended or given leave (with/without) pay, pending investigation of the accusation.

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One Killed, Two Injured after Roller Coaster Accident

Author Jonathan Hernandez

One girl was killed and two others were injured in carnival ride accident in El Paso over the weekend.

Details about the Fatal Carnival Ride Accident

ABC News is reporting that a female teenager was killed on Friday evening when she was ejected from a spinning carnival ride at a church carnival n El Paso, Texas.

Another female teenager was also ejected from “The Sizzler” ride at the carnival at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. That teenager sustained injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital. A third female passenger was not ejected from the ride, but was treated at the scene of the accident.

The condition of the teenager who was rusihed to the hospital is currently unknown. The carnival was set up for the church’s Dia De Los Ninos Fiesta celebration. Sergeant Carrillo of the El Paso police department confirmed the ages of the girls to have been between 15 and 18.

According to Sergeant Carrillo, the accident remains under investigation, but the cause of the incident currently remains unknown at this time.

Important Information about Rollercoaster Accidents

According to an article in USA Today, the amount of wrongful deaths on rollercoaster rides in the United States is rare:

  • In 2011, there were 1,415 reported injuries on amusement park rides in 2011.
  • An estimated 37,154 people were injured at carnivals (but not necessarily on rides) in 2011.
  • Of those, 1,177 of them were either sent to the hospital or were killed in the accident.

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