A 12-year-old Lynnwood boy received what appeared to be a minor leg injury Tuesday afternoon when he slid into the wheel of a turning Edmonds Police Department patrol car just after 2:30 p.m. at an intersection near College Place Middle School. The boy skidded into the car as he applied brakes in an attempt to stop before entering the intersection, police said.
Here’s the full Edmonds Police Department release:
On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 2:38 p.m., a 46-year old Edmonds Police officer was on routine patrol driving a fully marked police car. The officer, a 12-year veteran of the department, stopped his police car at the stop sign westbound on 210th St. SW at the intersection of 76th Ave. W. As the vehicular traffic cleared, the officer began a right-hand turn onto 76th Ave. W. At the same time, a 12-year old Lynnwood boy was riding a bicycle southbound on the sidewalk, on the east side of 76th Ave. W. The boy was approaching 210th St. SW when he apparently observed the police car pulling into traffic, so he applied the bicycle’s brakes in an attempt to stop. The bicycle slid from the sidewalk into the roadway where it collided with the right front corner of the car. The boy suffered what appeared to be a minor leg injury. He was transported to an Edmonds hospital for further examination but was released later in the afternoon. The police investigation continues.