Shortly after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12, a Louisville crash involving 14 children and two adults occurred. According to police, the driver of the van was transporting kids from a day care to their homes when the driver swerved for an unknown reason and crashed head-on into a tree.
Tiffany Belk, a female passenger who was monitoring the van, died in this crash, and the driver of the van was taken to the hospital in critical condition. At the time of the crash, some of the children had to be extricated from the van. Over a dozen children were taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital for medical treatment, and three children were listed in critical condition in intensive care. The children’s ages ranged from five months old to age nine.
Now, two weeks after this Louisville accident, the last child has finally been released from the hospital.
The Louisville Metro Police Traffic Unit is still investigating why the daycare van lost control before crashing into a tree on Algonquin Parkway. Louisville police have now indicated that a blown tire may have possibly contributed to this accident.
The daycare, Heavenly Angels Childcare Center, has since shut down its three locations. And the driver of the van is still at University Hospital receiving medical care.
Our Louisville personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to wish those injured in this crash a full and fast recovery. We would also like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Tiffany Belk.