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Updated: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:10:54 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Car crashes into Laval daycare, injures 4



A woman in her 80s drove straight through the window of a daycare on St-Martin Boulevard in Laval, injuring several children. Radio-Canada

A woman in her 80s drove straight through the window of a daycare on St-Martin Boulevard in Laval, injuring several children. Radio-Canada

Three children and one senior were injured when a car crashed into the front of the Face-à-Face daycare on St-Martin Boulevard West in Laval, Que., around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Stéphane Smith, chief of operations at UrgencesSanté, said first responders treated one child who was trapped under the vehicle.

"When we arrived, the child was already pulled out from under the car, and paramedics were able to take charge quickly," Smith said.

The three children who were hurt — two boys and a girl, all aged 3 — were transported to Sainte-Justine children's hospital in Montreal and are in stable condition.

"Two are healthy — one of them we've given his departure from the emergency. The third patient is in a bit more of a critical situation, although she's stable," said Dr. Antonio D'Angelo, emergency room supervisor.

The girl suffered serious injuries to her face, but doctors do not fear for her life.

Hotline for parents

Laval police sent out a Twitter message, saying that they got in touch with all the parents whose children were taken to hospital.

Police also set up an information line for parents: 514-231-8912.

Radio-Canada is reporting the driver of the vehicle is an 80-year-old woman.

Laval police Const. Franco Di Genova said it appears the driver meant to reverse but drove forward instead.

Face-à-Face is a bilingual daycare operated by Christina Strigas in the Laval neighbourhood of Chomedey.

Another nearby daycare, Garderie Apprendre et Apprecier, took in 27 children from Face-à-Face.

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