My Son Was Hit By A Car Today
Posted by Jonna (+281) 7 years ago
While crossing the street at 9th and Pleasant on his way to school a car turned onto pleasant and struck him. The driver claimed the sun was in her eyes.
Thank god he is okay with just bruises and road rash, but for the love of Pete PLEASE stop and look before turning... ESPECIALLY if the sun is in your eyes. Children are walking to school. They have to cross the street.
Posted by Kacey (+3155) 7 years ago
I am so sorry! But glad to hear he is ok. I agree that drivers need to be more cautious. Children are still so excited about school that they are not being overly cautious. As for the drivers who are in such a hurry to get to where they are going....PLEASE slow down before someone does get killed.
Posted by David Schott (+17681) 7 years ago
Looks like bright sun and poor driving isn't just a problem in Miles City:

Seattle Times: Boy hit by car in Wallingford

Posted by Jennifer Sullivan

A police photographer takes photos of a car that struck a Hamilton Middle School student in a crosswalk on Wallingford Avenue North early Friday morning. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Update at 11:58 a.m.: The 12-year-old boy injured when he was hit by a car Friday morning is expected to be released from Harborview Medical Center soon, according to Seattle Public Schools.

The district said the boy is a seventh-grader at Hamilton Middle School; some media outlets had reported he is a sixth-grader.

Update 10:04 a.m.: Seattle police now say that a boy struck by a car in Wallingford Friday morning is 12.

According to police, the boy was walking north on Wallingford Avenue North with a group of older kids when a driver heading east struck him while he was in a crosswalk at North 40th Street. The boy rolled onto the hood of the car and struck his head on the windshield.

Police said the driver stopped the car.

The department’s traffic collision unit and a drug-recognition expert are investigating. Police said sunlight shining into the driver’s windshield may have contributed to the accident.

Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said the boy suffered a cut to the head and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police say Seattle Public Schools is making counselors available to students at the boy’s school.

Original post: A 10-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday morning after police say he was struck by a car in Wallingford.

Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said the boy was crossing the street at North 40th Street and Wallingford Avenue North around 7:30 a.m. He was in the crosswalk when the car that struck him apparently ran a red light, Michaud said.

The boy suffered a cut to the head and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police are investigating.
Posted by Sassy One (+459) 7 years ago
The worst area in the school zones is S. LAKE & FORT!! At least 1/2 the cars run or roll through the stop, hot rodding teenagers, and yes adults gun thorough the streets at 30-40+ MPH!!

Speed is 15 MPH, POSTED!

Please, watch out for your kids....and slow down!