At least 12 injured as vehicle crashes into Florida day care


Orange County, FL (CNN) - At least one adult and 11 children were injured, some seriously, when a vehicle was pushed into a Florida day care center by a Dodge Durango, which then fled the scene, authorities said Wednesday.

John Mulhall, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Rescue Department, said 12 people were transported to hospitals.

The victims have a wide variety of injuries, Mulhall said.

Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol said they were looking for a silver or gray Dodge Durango, which struck another vehicle from behind at about 3 p.m., sending it into a Winter Park day care center.

The Durango is missing a front bumper, Trooper Wanda Diaz said.

Highway patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Monte said some of the injuries were "very, very serious."

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs repeated the plea for people to report any vehicle that fits the description of the SUV that fled the scene.

"Together, we will find whoever is responsible for this, and those families need to know that this whole community is behind them," she told reporters.

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