3-Year-Old Hit by Jeep at Kennewick Shopping Parking Lot
KENNEWICK, WA (June 18, 2019) – A driver struck and injured a 3-year-old child Friday in the 6700 block of West Canal Drive at North Kellogg Street.
According to police, the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. in a parking lot outside of a Kennewick department store.
For unknown reasons, the 3-year-old wandered away from his parents when a Jeep began reversing slowly out of a parking stall. The Jeep knocked the child to the ground, where the boy ended up underneath the vehicle.
Crying, yet able to stand on his own, the child escaped significant injuries and received treatment from paramedics at the scene. As a precaution, they brought him to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.
It’s unclear whether the parents were cited for failure to supervise their toddler. The driver, however, was not cited and cooperated with police.
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