WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Medics took a man to the hospital with serious injuries Friday morning after a car crashed through the wall of a child care center in Northeast, ending up inside of it.

DC Fire and EMS tweeted about the incident in the 300 block of Eastern Ave. NE around 4:30 a.m. Because of the location’s closeness to Prince George’s County, crews from the county were there when members of DC Fire and EMS arrived.

(DC Fire and EMS)
(DC Fire and EMS)

Although the man taken to the hospital had serious injuries, emergency workers expected him to survive.

D.C. Fire and EMS crews were working to determine the structural integrity of the building.

The owner said that this year will mark three years at this location for the center. She said that the location was a gift from her son.

She said that they take care of over 40 children at the center.

“Thank God it didn’t happen during business hours,” said Dajuan Saunders, a parent who has been bringing his children to the center for seven months.

Saunders said he wasn’t expecting this sight when he went to the center to drop off his three kids.

“We just thank God for, you know, actually… protecting the children,” said Saunders. “Also just make sure that, you know, whoever did this, they just need to be prayed for.”

“This precious family helped us out, actually get in. They took very good care of our kids,” Saunders said about the child care business and its owners and staff.

“I love the children. I love the staff, and I wouldn’t exchange that for anything,” said Jacquieh Jackson, who works at the child care center.

Jackson has worked at the center since October 2022.

“I’m sorry that this happened, but at the same time, I thank God that the children and staff weren’t there in the building. and that’s the most important thing,” Jackson said.

The owner said that her biggest concern was figuring out what to do about the center’s graduation, which is scheduled for June 30.