LAKELAND, Fla. — Four people, including three children, were injured Tuesday evening when a car drove into a Lakeland home day care.

  • Crash occurred around 5 p.m.
  • Driver was older woman who lives at the house
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The crash occurred around 5 p.m. at a facility registered with the Department of Children and Families as the Lewis Family Daycare, located on W. 7th Street. 

According to the Lakeland Fire Department, the driver of the car is an older woman who lives at the house. It's unclear if she operated the home day care.

The driver told authorities her car operates with push buttons. She said she got confused with the buttons and inadvertantly drove into a portion of the house where the playroom was located.

Three children inside the house were struck, and one of them was trapped beneath the car. Firefighters were able to free the child and transported all three to a local hospital by helicopter, according to the fire department. The children ranged in age from eight months to two years old.

The driver was reportedly in distress and transported to Lakeland Regional Health by ground as a precaution. All four injured people were listed in stable condition. 

No further information has been released.