5-Year-Old Boy Injured after being Struck by Car at Ebey Slough Bridge
LAKE STEVENS, WA (August 30, 2018) – On Thursday night, a 5-year-old boy suffered an injury to his leg after wandering away from his home and being involved in a pedestrian collision on Highway 2.
According to the Lake Stevens Police, the young child snuck out of his home near 20th Street Southeast, after he was put to bed by his parents at around 9:40 PM. Emergency responders arrived at the scene on the east end of the Ebey Slough Bridge trestle near Highway 204 at about 10:00 PM.
They had received a 911 call from the driver who struck the boy, stating that she believed that she had struck something or someone and was pulled over at the end of the trestle. She remained at the scene and cooperated with officials.
The boy sustained serious injuries but was alert and conscious when he was airlifted to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. There is no update on his current medical condition.
Troopers closed the westbound lanes of Highway 2 for about an hour after the incident, as officials conducted their investigation. Drugs and alcohol are not considered to be contributing factors in the collision. No additional information has been released to the public at this time.
It is important to always be on the lookout in an area with pedestrians, especially in a residential or highly populated area. By obeying traffic laws and being cautious of your surroundings, you can prevent unforeseen accidents and keep yourself and others safe.
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