October 6, 1995 in Nation/World

Truck Drives Into Playground; Toddler Killed

Compiled From Wire Services

An out-of-control pickup truck plowed into a day-care center playground Thursday, killing a toddler and injuring 10 other children, three of them critically.

TV stations reported that some witnesses said the truck had been drag racing and doing “doughnuts” in the street. The driver told police that she had swerved to avoid hitting a speeding car, the news reports said.

The driver was being questioned by police.

The truck plowed through a redwood fence, pushing a jungle gym into the Lossieland PreSchool and tossing aside tricycles, mini-cars and a wagon. Children’s clothes and a tiny work boot were scattered around the pickup.

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