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One child still in critical condition after Winter Park day care crash

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

One more child was discharged from the hospital Friday after a hit and run crash at a day care in Winter Park.

On Wednesday eight children were transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children with injuries from the crash.  

A spokesperson for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children says the conditions of the remaining seven children are as follows as of 6:30am Friday:

  • Critical Condition: One child
  • Fair Condition: three children
  • Discharged: three children

Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol said the driver who crashed into the Goldenrod Road KinderCare daycare was struck by another car driven by 28-year-old Robert Corchado.

Orange County Fire Rescue spokesman John Mulhall said that, among the approximately 50 people who were inside the daycare at the time of the incident, 15 were injured.  Of those, 11 were children, two were teenagers, and one was an adult.  

Seven patients were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital; one patient was taken to Winter Park Memorial Hospital, two patients were taken Florida Hospital East, and one patient was Florida Hospital South.  The two teens were treated on scene and later released.   

Officials said injuries range from severe to critical to minor.  

Staff at the daycare said they immediately assessed the children for injuries and contacted emergency responders for assistance following the incident.  They began notifying parents and evacuating all other children and staff from the building as a precaution.

"We are heartbroken that several of the children in our care and an adult were injured in an accident today," read a statement released by the Goldenrod Road KinderCare corporate offices.

"Our thoughts are with all of our families and staff, and we are pulling for those who have been injured to quickly recover from this tragic accident."

It was a sentiment shared by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, who visited the scene after learning of what had happened.

"Please, spend this evening and this afternoon in prayers for the families who have children who have been injured in this absolute tragedy and disaster," said Jacobs.  

A spokesperson for the daycare said they will be providing alternate sites for students to attend in the coming days, "in order to allow the investigation and repairs to the building to proceed."

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