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Neighbors say they're not surprised daycare van crashed

Stuffed animals have been placed at the site of the crash. Stuffed animals have been placed at the site of the crash.
A sign with all of the victim's names hangs on the tree the van hit. A sign with all of the victim's names hangs on the tree the van hit.
This is the accident scene. This is the accident scene.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - At least one family whose kids were in the daycare van that crashed on Algonquin Parkway has hired an attorney. As of Thursday afternoon, their three kids remained in the hospital with two others. Hospital officials say one was in critical condition.

The scraped off bark where Heavenly Angels daycare van crashed was replaced with a memorial to everyone involved Thursday morning. There's now a sign with every child's name, their driver and the aide that passed away. What happened here Tuesday is still fresh to those who tried to help. "At first I didn't even want to approach the scene because I could see coming up on it the lady in the street they were giving CPR to," explains Carolyn Kimmons. "I was saying I don't want to go and see anyone dying."

She attempted to comfort what children she could, but says it was clear how bad the injuries were. "There was a little girl face already swollen, teeth and everything."
 
Across the street, Sherrita Black and Anna Jackson were grateful they weren't there because the minute they did see the van involved, they knew where it came from, "They come through all the time constantly speeding," says Black. "Like this is Algonquin Highway, not Algonquin Parkway," adds Jackson. She says because of what they've seen, they're not surprised it crashed, but that doesn't make it any easier knowing 14 children and one adult were injured and another was killed.

"My heart goes out to the families and the victims and it also goes out to the daycare worker. I wish there was something else she could have done to protect those children," says Jackson.

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