Orange Co. mandates barriers at daycare centers

Posted at 6:46 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 06:46:19-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orange County commissioners have passed a measure requiring new daycare centers on busy roads to have outside protective barriers that could halt oncoming vehicles.

Commissioners on Tuesday voted to make up to $200,000 in grants available to daycare owners who want to install concrete planters or steel posts outside their businesses.

The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that owners of existing daycares can each apply for up to $10,000 in grants to add safety barriers.

The new ordinance was passed in response to the death of 4-year-old Lily Quintus, who was killed in 2014 when a car rear-ended another vehicle, sending it careening into the daycare center where Lily was playing.

The driver of the first vehicle, Robert Corchado, was sentenced to 40 years in prison.


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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