UPDATE: Toddler dies after being hit by pickup truck
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.