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Child Pinned Under Vehicle That Crashed into Day Care

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Kathleen Becker1 year ago

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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