FRISCO (CBSFW.COM) – Multiple children and three adults were injured after a 17-year-old on his way to a driving school adjacent to a daycare hit the school’s fence.
It happened Thursday afternoon at the Primrose School of Frisco at Main and Teel in the 9100 block of Teel Parkway.
The driver’s father was in the car and jumped out to help those injured inside the exterior corridor behind the fence.
“He feels terrible about what happened. He’s beside himself,” said the teen’s father.
The man said he jumped out after the crash, and helped pull the fence off some of the injured children.
“Our hearts go out to them and we’re very, very sorry,” he said.
Four of the injured children were taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. One was listed in critical condition, while three others suffered more minor injuries, according to a spokesperson.
“They’re going to be seen, treated for any mild cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises and likely sent home, but more evaluation is needed,” said spokesperson, Scott Summerall.
School owners DeDee and Kevin Gebhardt sent the following statement from the hospital:
“We are heartbroken about the accident that happened today at our school, injuring multiple children and teachers. Our Primrose community is our family and nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to our care. We are incredibly proud of how our teachers and staff responded today and we are grateful for the police and paramedics for their swift action as well.
We’re standing side-by-side with the affected families and are currently here at the hospital. We are praying for the medical teams caring for these children and their families and ask that you do too.”
Primrose Schools is a national family of private accredited early education and care schools across the country.