UPDATE: Toddler dies after being hit by pickup truck

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Photo: KCPQ-TV)

KENT — A 2-year-old boy died after police say he darted out into the path of a pickup truck Friday night in Kent.

Sgt. Jon Thompson with the Kent Police Department said the accident happened at about 8:00 p.m. in the 12900 block of SE 273rd Court.

“The child was with dad, ran away from dad very briefly, ran out into the street,” Thompson said. “The driver of the truck didn’t see him.”

The boy was rushed to Harborview Medical Center. Hospital officials said the boy suffered critical injuries and did not survive.

The 56-year-old driver was on his way to work when this happened. Investigators said this appears to be a tragic accident — the driver was not speeding or impaired.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


  • The World is Ending

    This is a sad situation for everybody, however I do hope that driver is not charged or sued, he is already feeling bad enough.