Daycare owner: ‘Just happy no kids were hurt’

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Around 4:30 Tuesday morning, police and emergency crews responded to a one vehicle accident on 19th and Washington in Terre Haute.

They found a Mitsubishi Lancer flipped over on its side.

WTHI Photo, Sara Schaefer
WTHI Photo, Sara Schaefer

That vehicle hit the front porch of Learner Ladder Daycare doing minor damage to the building and gasoline was also leaking.

“Just happy no kids were hurt,” explained Patricia Bumphus, daycare owner.

One female passenger was taken from the scene by ambulance with unknown injuries but the male driver and a male passenger fled the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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