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Elementary Students Hospitalized After Day Care Van Crashes Into Tree In Alabama



Center Point Fire District
Several Alabama children were hospitalized Monday after a day care van crashed into a tree while transporting the students to school, officials said.
Center Point Fire District Chief Brandon Dahlen told USA Today that the accident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. just outside of Pinson, north of Center Point. The van was en route to Kermit Johnson Elementary School.
First responders arrived to find a passenger van that struck a tree head on, Dahlen told the outlet.
While the children sustained only minor injuries, the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to the University Alabama at Birmingham Trauma Center with severe injuries.
The exact number of injured children was unclear, but all those on board were transported to Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham for evaluation.
The van was operated by Carson Village Daycare, and was transporting students to both Kermit Johnson Elementary and Pinson Elementary School.
Unfortunately, this morning a daycare van carrying some of our children was involved in an accident, Kermit Johnson Elementary School Principal Brandi Wilson said in a statement posted on Facebook.
A few of our kids suffered minor injuries, but we are being told they will be ok. All the children were transported to the hospital for evaluation, Wilson said. All the parents have been made aware of the situation, but I wanted to let our Johnson family know also. Please keep these students and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
TMX contributed to this article.