Following an incident where a 3-year-old child, Emma Moore, was hit by a truck after an employee at Omega Daycare drove her and another child to a restaurant, the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) has issued an order for intended emergency closure of the center.
Reg Griffin, chief communications officer for DECAL, said in a statement, “Our investigation has shown that this center was responsible for improperly transporting two children to a restaurant without their parents’ permission. The director of the center later hit one of the children with her truck and then drove over the child. The child was treated at a local hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in Macon. Our thoughts are with the child and her family.”
Griffin went on to say the center reported the incident the day after it occurred and that the provider was appealing the order of emergency closure. However, later in the day, Griffin sent an e-mail statting that the owner withdrew the appeal, He was unsure why.