On a field trip, five kids suffered injuries, including a 4-year-old who had “significant head trauma.”

Five preschoolers were injured, one with “significant head trauma,” in Pollock Pines, California, during a field trip when they were struck by a van while crossing the road at a designated crosswalk around 10:30 a.m. The California Highway Patrol reported that three children were critically injured, while two had minor injuries. The 21-year-old driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with authorities as they investigate the incident.

“They are living their worst nightmare right now,” said a family member about the parents of the young girl who has significant head trauma.

The injured children were taken to various medical facilities, with two in critical condition at UC Davis Medical Center. Pine Top Montessori School, where the children were enrolled, apologized to the affected families and expressed their support.

Four-year-old Juniper Ammons, who suffered severe head injuries, has received overwhelming community support, with a GoFundMe page raising over $53,000 in less than 48 hours. Her condition has stabilized, bringing hope to her family.

Authorities are exploring distracted driving as a potential factor in the accident, ruling out alcohol, drugs, or excessive speed. A full investigation is underway.