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Broadview-Thomson first-grader hit by car while in crosswalk this morning

Update: Here’s more info from the SPD Blotter:

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are currently investigating a car/pedestrian collision that occurred in the intersection of North 130th Street and Greenwood Avenue North shortly after 9:00 this morning.

At about 9:05 am , officers responded to a report of a child struck by a car at N. 130/Greenwood Avenue N. There had been a report just a minute prior to that of a recklessly driven vehicle southbound on Greenwood. Officers determined that the involved car in the collision was the same one.

The vehicle drove through the intersection, striking the 7-year-old girl and an adult female who were crossing in the crosswalk. The vehicle continued travelling southbound after striking the pedestrians.

Officers located the car in a parking lot just south of the collision scene. The elderly male driver was evaluated by Seattle Fire and transported to an area hospital for treatment. TCIS detectives and a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded to the scene. He was evaluated by the DRE officer for any signs of impairment from drugs and/or alcohol. The results of those tests are pending.

The child was transported to an area hospital with what is believed non-life-threatening injuries. The adult female was not injured. This remains an active and on-going investigation.

Earlier: The Seattle Times reports a 7-year-old girl was hit by a car while in a crosswalk near Broadview-Thomson K-8 this morning.

The Times article says witnesses reported the girl was carried on the hood of the car for about 30 feet, then flew another 15 feet through the air. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with bruising and bleeding, but didn’t appear to be seriously injured.

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