ROXBURY (CBS) – A child brought to a family services center in Roxbury was rushed to the hospital Friday morning.

A van pulled up to Children’s Services of Roxbury on Dudley Street just after 9 a.m. and someone brought in a child who was said to be unresponsive.

The staff started CPR.

“Moments later the ambulance arrived and took the child to the hospital,” Children’s Services of Roxbury president Sandra McCroom told reporters.

There’s no word yet on the age or condition of the child.

Van towed away from Children’s Services of Roxbury (WBZ-TV)

“I feel horrible because that’s sad,” said parent Lizzaiah Tyler. “I have a two-year-old and four-year-old, so it’s like you know, put myself in their shoes.”

Another mother says the daycare staff acted quickly and her 1-year-old daughter is in the same class as the child.

“My children do take that van every day,” said the mother who did not want to be identified. “Today she said she was full so that’s why my kids did not go on the van. I hope the little boy is OK. My condolences out to the family.”

The van was eventually towed away. The center cares for about 93 children a day. Officials say the child does attend daycare there and this is never happened before.

The center’s day care facility stayed open during the incident. The van that brought the child there is not owned by Children’s Services of Roxbury. McCroom said they “contract out” for van services.

No other information is available at this point in the investigation.


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