THREE CHILDREN were hurt Monday when an 83-year-old motorist lost control of her car and crashed into a North Philadelphia church where a day-care center was in session, police said.

Shortly after noon, the woman mistook the gas for the brake and crashed into the Deliverance Evangelistic Church, at 20th Street and Lehigh Avenue, police said. The injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

- Stephanie Farr