No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Children's Center


No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Children's Center
A woman crashed her Lexus SUV into the Children's Center at Cal Poly Pomona on Monday, April 11, when she allegedly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes.
Los Angeles County firefighters clear away rubble from the crash.

A woman crashed her Lexus SUV into the Children's Center at Cal Poly Pomona on Monday morning when she allegedly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes.

No one was injured by the collision at 11:35 a.m. on April 11, including the driver, 54-year-old Chino resident Eileen Olivas, who was picking up her grandson at the Center.

The car drove over a bollard and broke through the Moonbeam Room, a room in one of four buildings at the Children's Center. This room is used to care for children 2 to 3 years old. No children were in the room during the time of the incident.

The Moonbeam Room suffered significant damage and has been closed. It is unclear when it will reopen.

The Cal Poly Pomona Children's Center provides low-cost quality care for the children of students, faculty, staff and members of the community.  The Children's Center is licensed to care for 71 children. On Monday, 41 children were in attendance.