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SUV and child care center van crash leaves man, two women, and thirteen children injured



Indianapolis, Indiana – A man, two women, and 13 children suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a van from a daycare center on Friday afternoon, according to the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Just before 3:10 p.m. on Friday, authorities were dispatched to the collision site at 10400 E. Washington St., which is located east of Mitthoeffer Road.

According to a news release from the fire department, a white Ford van was making its way to the nearby Bright Minds Academy in Cumberland while traveling west on Washington Street to pick up children. The van struck the SUV as it was turning left into the parking lot of the Kroger supermarket while traveling east on Washington Street in a gray Chevrolet Traverse.

The children and injured mothers were in the van. In the SUV was the hurt man. All but four kids were taken in good condition to Riley Hospital for Children, Eskenazi Hospital, and Community Hospital East after their parents completed medical releases at the scene of the accident.

“All of the occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts and/or were secured in a car seat. Ages of the children in the van ranged from 10 months to 9 years,” said Rita L. Reith, battalion chief-media relations for the fire department, in the release.