Long recovery ahead for Central Fla. day care crash victims
Updated On: May 12 2014 06:33:28 PM EDT
It's been one month since a car crashed into KinderCare, killing one child and injuring more than a dozen others.
One of the survivors of the deadly day care crash and his family spoke out about what they've been through in the past month when their life changed in a moment.
Troopers said Robert Corchado slammed into the back of a convertible and sent it crashing into the center off Goldenrod Road and University Boulevard in Orange County.
Some of the badly hurt children are progressing and so is the rebuilding of the day care.
The parking lot is now filled with machinery, storage units and trailers. The damaged wall has now been repaired and repainted. For the children, the progress moves much slower.
"This is a tragedy that hurts everyone," said one resident who stopped by the memorial April 9. For the kids at KinderCare and their families, they're still hurting.
Megan Bish is 4-year-old Kaleb Infante's mother.
"He talks about it every day, but sporadically. He's having a hard time with it," said Bish.
Kaleb was one of three children hit when a Toyota Solara crashed into his classroom. One month later, Kaleb is now out of the hospital. Thousands of dollars continue to be raised for him, but he is bound to a wheelchair for a few more weeks.
"He has a cast on his left leg, they took skin from his left leg so he has two strips," said Bish said.
Kaleb not only suffered physically, but witnessed two classmates get pinned by the car. June DelCazada, 3, had been in critical condition. She just got out of the hospital last week and is now in a rehab center in Jacksonville.
Lily Quintus could not be saved. At just 4 years old, she died from her injuries.
Meanwhile, the investigation continues into the hit-and-run crash that caused it all. Corchado, the driver who troopers said left the scene, is in jail for now awaiting trial.
Kaleb's mother, Megan, knows little about Corchado. She wants it that way, focusing her attention instead on Kaleb's recovery.
"He's complained like once or twice of pain, but other than that he's like, 'OK, well, I can't walk so I'm just going to scoot,'" said Kaleb.
Many of the families now have attorneys. People continue to donate toward the children's medical expenses:
KinderCare said they had established a relief fund for the families, but at this point, the families say they have not seen any of it.
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