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Three children, elderly driver injured after car crashes into daycare near Montreal

A police officer surveys the scene after a car crashed into a daycare centre in Laval, Que., Tuesday, Nov.12, 2013. Three children were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Three young girls were rushed to hospital with minor injuries after a car crashed into their daycare centre near Montreal.

Laval police say the elderly woman who was driving the car was also being treated for minor injuries.

Authorities say the children, who are all three-years-old, were not seriously injured.

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One of the girls was run over by the vehicle and suffered wounds to her face.

A doctor at Montreal's Ste-Justine Hospital said she is stable and that the injuries could have been much worse.

One of the other children was under observation while the third was released from hospital.

"We're pleased the injuries are not as serious as we could imagine given the situation," said Dr. Antonio D'Angelo, the emergency room chief at the hospital.

The car smashed through the plate-glass window at the front of the Face-a-Face daycare, around 2 p.m.

Squads of police, firefighters and ambulances raced to the scene.

Police say an investigation is underway.

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The daycare centre is located at street level in a strip mall.

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