ORLANDO, Fla. - Four-year-old Kaleb Infante suffered third-degree burns when a car crashed into his day care center Wednesday. The crash happened at the KinderCare on Goldenrod Road.
Kaleb is still being treated at Arnold Palmer Hospital. His mother, Megan Bish, said he might be able to return home Wednesday, but said it might be weeks before he walks again.
"It's been hard," said Bish. "Just nerve-racking, frustrating to see him like that."
Bish said it has been a hard week, but she is grateful to still have her son with her.
She said she panicked when she found out about the crash last week.
When she learned that Kaleb was injured and being rushed to the hospital, she said she feared the worst.
"It's nothing I've ever experienced or ever want to experience again," said Bish.
At the hospital she learned he had a broken leg, a fractured pelvis and second- and third-degree burns all over his body.
Bish said she believes Kaleb got the burns when he was trapped under the car after it came crashing into his classroom.
"We're thinking from being dragged by the car, like a rug burn or rug rash kind of thing."
Although his injuries were severe, she said he will recover, but he'll need skin grafts and she's worried his leg may have problems growing normally. He'll also have to use a wheelchair and walker until his leg heals.
Bish said her son has asked about his friends, who were also injured in the crash.
She said she has explained that they'll be fine, but she hasn't told him anything yet about his friend, 4-year-old Lily Quintus, who was killed in the accident.
"I don't know how I'm going to tell him about Lily. I can't even begin to think about that. I just don't know," said Bish.
Bish said she is concerned about the medical costs, so her family is asking for donations.
Fourteen people, mostly children, were injured when a car that Florida Highway Patrol troopers said was struck by a hit-and-run driver crashed through the wall of the day care center
The children were sitting down to have a snack when the car came through the building.
Lily was the lone fatality in the accident.
Robert Corchado, 28, was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a traffic crash involving death.
Corchado is being held in the Orange County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The driver of the car that crashed into the building was uninjured and was not charged in the accident.