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19 children hurt as SUV smashes into California preschool

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 15:15:34-05

ANDERSON, Calif. (AP) — Police say a car has smashed into a Northern California preschool, sending 19 children and an employee to the hospital.

Two children are in intensive care.

However, police say none of the injuries are life-threatening.

Police say an SUV plowed into Great Adventures Christian Preschool around 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Anderson, a Shasta County community northwest of Sacramento.

Police say the children had varying levels of injuries but most were taken to hospitals only as a precaution.

Police also say the driver didn't appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and cooperated with authorities.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.