14-year-old Everett girl hit by car on sidewalk dies

accident2SEATTLE — A 14-year-old Everett girl who was hit Thursday afternoon by an out-of-control car while she was walking on an Everett sidewalk died of her injuries at Harborview Medical Center Friday, the Everett Police Department said.

Officers were dispatched to the intersection of 112th Street SE and 7th Avenue SE in Everett at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday for a vehicle-pedestrian accident. Police found the 14-year-old girl on the sidewalk, where she had been struck by a Toyota Camry.

Police said it is believed that a Chevy Suburban traveling eastbound on 112th Street SE was turning left onto 7th Avenue SE when there was a collision with a Camry. The Camry veered onto the sidewalk, where it hit the girl, a business and flipped upside down, police said.

The driver of the Camry was a 48-year-old Everett woman, police said, the the driver of the Suburban was a 16-year-old Lynnwood boy.

The investigation is continuing and criminal charges, if any, will be forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a charging decision, police said.

 

 

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4 comments

  • JulzNW

    The woman in the Camry had to have been going fairly fast to have caused her car to become so out of control like it did. witnesses said that it appeared she sped up to make it through a yellow light just as the suburban started to turn left onto 7th. such a tragedy to lose a life over people making idiot decision like this.

    • Guest

      If she was going straight, she had the right of way, not the suburban trying to turn left onto 7th who would have had to cross into her lane. It isn't illegal to make it through a yellow light, and the speed limit in that area is 40 mph. I doubt she sped up any further than that. I have been cut off several times when I was going straight on 112th by someone trying to turn left onto 7th, in fact I was cut off yesterday as well. Most of the time I'm cut off it's when I'm going through a yellow light because those trying to turn left want to make the yellow light as well.

      • Sun beam

        Guest, I drive 112th every day. Nowhere on 112th is the speed limit 40 mph. It is 35. People go 40 mph or more on that street all the time because apparently no one knows what speed LIMIT means, and it's completely stupid to go that fast on that road because people are always running across the street and there are always cars trying to turn in and out of driveways all along 112th. If you're going 40 mph, you don't have time to stop for them if it's sudden. 35 is already the highest speed determined that you should be going on that street. And while you've been cut off all the time going 40 mph and trying to blow through traffic signals, I've been passed by every idiot in a hurry and get cut off by the jerks that want to go five or more over the speed limit and then weave in and out of traffic. It's those that speed that cause accidents. For her to have lost control of her car, she would have had to have been speeding. Even just a few miles over the speed limit is speeding and can make a difference of life or death, or losing control of your car or not. The car that turned onto 7th and cut her off was wrong too, but they both were trying to go on the yellow, and honestly if I'm coming up on a yellow light and someone is in the middle of the intersection trying to make a turn on a yellow, I let them have the yellow light instead of blowing on through it. You should always slow down when approaching a traffic light anyway, even if the light is green, because if someone is trying to run a red light and they're coming at you when you're coming up to the intersection, you have time to actually react instead of getting plowed. Both vehicles in this instance were wrong and now a girl is dead because of it.