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One child dead, 14 hurt, as cops seek driver in hit-and-run day care crash – Orlando Sentinel

Witness describes crash at day-care center

“I had survivor’s guilt. I felt guilty for being the only one that survived,” said Simental. Over a year later, having fought through the depression thanks to the support of his friends and family, Simental is studying at COD to become a radiology technican. He wants other people fighting depression to know it can be conquered. “You know the world is hard, it’s unforgiving, but you also have to look at the bright side of everything,” he said. An example — the tragedy has led to a close friendship with fellow COD student Claudia Luna. She and her boyfriend happened to be in the area of the wreck. John Ochoa, who was working as an EMT at the time, was just getting off his shift at Valley Medical when he pulled up behind the crash, his wife Rachel told News Channel 3 & CBS Local 2. Luna and her boyfriend assisted Ochoa in cutting Simental loose from the seat belt that was choking him — and got him out of the vehicle. “It’s a good feeling to know I saved at least one life and now today he [Javier] is one of my closest friends as well,” said Luna. A friend who hopes other young adults will learn from the deadly mistake he and his late friends made. “If you’re planning on drinking, don’t drive. It’s not a good idea, it’s not a good mixture,” said Simental.
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Florida day care crash suspect identified as Robert Alex Corchado – CBS News

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs called the crash an “absolute tragedy and disaster.” Diaz said a girl died at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, but she didn’t have any more details. One person at the hospital was in critical condition and five others were in serious condition, said spokeswoman Katie Dagenais. In all, 13 people were hospitalized, including the girl who died from her injuries, and two others were treated at the scene, authorities said. Eleven of the injured were children, said John Mulhall, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Rescue. Several of the injured at the KinderCare building in Winter Park were reported to be in “very, very serious condition,” Diaz said. The day care’s website says the center provides childcare and learning opportunities for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and has been in the community for more than 25 years. Gov. Rick Scott released a statement saying, “As a grandfather of three young children, I can’t imagine losing such a precious life at such a young age.
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One person ejected in rollover accident on Hwy 141

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Robert Alex Corchado, 28, was charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident. The Orange County Corrections Department says he’s being held on $100,000 bond. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Corchado, who’s been arrested eight times since 2000, was most recently arrested in December on drug charges and leaving the scene of another crash. Police said Thursday Corchado was driving a car that struck another vehicle that then jumped a curb and smashed into the KinderCare building near Orlando, killing 4-year-old Lily Quintus and injuring 15 on Wednesday. Ten people remain hospitalized from the crash, including one child who remains in critical condition and two others who are listed in serious condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials say the tragedy was caused by a Toyota Solara convertible that went out of control after it was rear-ended by a Dodge Durango, jumped a curb and smashed into the day care center, breaking through the wall and into the building. The convertible driver, identified as 61-year-old Albert Dean Campbell, was not injured. The Durango left the scene, but was located almost two hours later after it had been abandoned at a home in Winter Park. “As a grandfather of three young children, I can’t imagine losing such a precious life at such a young age,” Gov.
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Post to Facebook One person ejected in rollover accident on Hwy 141 on Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.” Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs One person ejected in rollover accident on Hwy 141 Kevin S. Held, KSDK 7:32 a.m. CDT April 10, 2014 No caption (Photo: KSDK) SHARE 2 CONNECT TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KSDK) – One person is in critical condition after being ejected from their car following a rollover accident on Highway 141 in west St. Louis County. The accident happened around 7:15 a.m.
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Felon sought in deadly Fla. day care crash turns himself in to police | Fox News

Twelve were children. The injured were rushed to four different hospitals. Mulhall said they were being treated for a “variety of injuries, both severe and mild.” “This was a very intense scene, a very severe scene,” Mulhall said. Said FHP Trooper Wanda Diaz of the injuries: “Some are very, very serious.” After conflicting reports for most of the day, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children confirmed the first death about 6:45 p.m. The girl’s name was not released. One other patient was in critical condition, and five more were in serious condition, the hospital said. Another patient had been released by Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, the hunt was on for Corchado. Authorities found the Durango at a house on Orange Avenue in Winter Park its bumper left behind at the crash scene. Neighbors who milled about as troopers investigated said the SUV was one of several vehicles routinely parked outside. One nearby resident who did not want to be identified said the Durango drove up the street with a distinct clanking sound.
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