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Investigators: Driver likely mistakenly hit gas pedal in day care crash

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every parent with a child at Christian Academy felt the same way Niccoyia Tennario felt on Tuesday.

"My heart dropped," she said. "I was at work, my boss came and told me that a vehicle had run into the day care center she was at."

Tennario was frantic -- she had three children inside the day care.

"Her whole left side is scraped up. It looks really bad. Words can't even explain it."

But, she's doing well. And spent the day hanging out with her mom.

"We stayed on the couch and watched [TV] and we played and ate lunch and everything like that."

Niccoyia would love to do that everyday until her baby is completely healed, but she can't. She's a single mother of five and it's just not an option.

"I have to be there for my child. At the same time, my bills have to be paid and things have to get done."

There's some good news for the single mother, however. A woman who helps run the day care said she hopes to reopen in a week or so.

Dangerous buildings posted a sign and paperwork saying the building had to be fixed or torn down within a month. A contractor was already out on site on Wednesday afternoon.

As for the investigation, only spray paint markings remain, but they definitely tell a story. The driver hit the parked car and shoved it forward quite a distance before it crashed into the building.

What you don't see on the roadway are skid marks, leading investigators to believe the driver likely hit the gas, instead of the brake, after the initial impact.

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