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Child Injured After SUV Crashes into Daycare

A child was injured Wednesday after an SUV crashed into a daycare in Mundelein, Illinois.

Police Investigating the Accident

According to ABC 7 Chicago, the SUV was driven by a father of a child who attends daycare. Officials say the SUV jumped the curb, crashed through a window, and traveled roughly 15 feet into Vernon Hills daycare on the 2000 block of Lake Street.

The injured child, a girl between 4 and 5 years old, was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center. The driver was treated at the scene. Three children were in the vehicle at the time of the accident, but none of them were injured.

The incident occurred around 8:15 am as parents were dropping of their children. Police are reviewing security cameras as part of their ongoing investigation.

No charges have been filed.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan AntonioAustin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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