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Surveillance video captures car crashing through daycare

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Surveillance footage inside the daycare shows the damage. Surveillance footage inside the daycare shows the damage.
Police were called to the scene of the crash at 7:33 a.m. Police were called to the scene of the crash at 7:33 a.m.
The incident happened at R & L Child Care at 7033 North Dixie Highway in Radcliff. (Source: Jim Brown) The incident happened at R & L Child Care at 7033 North Dixie Highway in Radcliff. (Source: Jim Brown)

RADCLIFF, KY (WAVE) – No one was injured Wednesday morning when a car came crashing into a Radcliff daycare center.

The accident happened around 7:20 a.m. at the R & L Child Care at 7033 North Dixie Highway. According to Radcliff police, a man was taking his son to school when the car slid on a patch of ice and slammed into the daycare building.

"We're trying to getthrough this," said Lincoln Beverly, R & L Child Care owner. 

Surveillance video shows theeerie moments right before a car comes crashing through. You can see young children are on the other side of the room.

"Thank goodness there wereno kids on that side of the room," said Beverly. 

Minutes before the impact a small boy walks into the room and out. Beverly says he was not there at the time, but watching the videoback is tough.

"My grandkids are in theday care also, so your mind flashes to all the kids that are usuallyhere at this time," said Beverly. 

Seven children were inside atthe time. Radcliff Police say the driver's Dodge crossover hit a patch of ice and he lostcontrol.

 

"It appears it is a weatherrelated crash," said Officer Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police. 

Police say the driver was on hisway to take his son to school. He and his son were able toget out of the car without any injuries.

"When you hit ice, there'sno way to control the vehicle many times when you are on ice," said Shumate. 

All the children were moved toanother facility down the street. Police warn drivers thefreezing temperatures remain and ice could pop up anywhere.  

"It was 7 degrees here this morning any moisture that meltedyesterday instantly turned to ice last night," said Shumate. 

As for Beverly, he knows this could haveturned into a tragedy just like that. "I'm just thankful," he said. 

R & L Child Care has moved to a temporary location at 54 1st Street in Elizabethtown.

Radcliff police said no charges are expected to be filed.

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