Daycare temporarily closed after car plows through building - FOX 13 News

Daycare temporarily closed after car plows through building

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It was a potential recipe for disaster. Around 4 a.m. Friday, a driver lost control, jumped the median, crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic, rolled her car. and crashed through the front of Achievement Center for Early Learning on East Busch Blvd.

The car ended up on its roof. The two injured people inside had to crawl out.

No one was in the building because it was so early. Later, parents who thought they were going to drop off their kids were amazed when they saw the damage the crash caused.

"I was in shock," one mom told FOX 13. "There was a hole in the school."

The school was closed immediately and reconstruction crews were brought in. By day's end, the crews had cleaned up much of the mess and erected a temporary wall where the car entered.

Despite their efforts, the owner of the preschool, Vincent Hernandez, says he is going to work all weekend so the school can reopen on Tuesday.

"That doesn't sound like a fun Labor Day," FOX 13 commented.

"No," said Hernandez. "It's not going to be a fun Labor Day weekend, although I will have labor in my day all weekend."

Both women in the car were taken to the hospital. On Friday, the driver, Haley Burgess, was listed in critical but stable condition. Her passenger, Candy Turner, was listed in stable conduction.

Police suspect that alcohol was involved, but are waiting for lab results for a confirmation.

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