Boy hit by a car on his way to school

This story comes to us courtesy of our friends at Lynnwood Today:

A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car in Edmonds as he and his sisters were walking to Lynnwood’s Beverly Elementary School Wednesday morning.

It happened when he tried to cross 164th Place Southwest at 52nd Avenue West around 8:20 a.m.

Leslie Hynes from Fire District 1 tells us medics transported the boy to Harborview Medical Center. Medics described his injuries as serious, but said they did not appear to be life-threatening.

The driver of the car remained at the scene. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Below is a letter that went home with Beverly Elementary students Wednesday afternoon:

Dear Beverly Families,

I would like to share with you that a second grade student was hit by a car on his way to school this morning. He has some injuries that he is being treated for and will be in the hospital for several days.

The student was walking to school with siblings when the accident occurred at the intersection of 164th Place SW and 52nd Ave. The students were southbound on the eastside of 52nd and using the crosswalk. A westbound vehicle stopped on 164th Place SW and waiting to turn onto 52nd Avenue, proceeded through the intersection unaware that one of the students was still in the crosswalk. According to Snohomish County Sheriff officials, there have been no citations issued. They are continuing to investigate.

This serves as a difficult reminder, especially as we enter the shorter daylight hours, to review with your student appropriate safety practices coming to and from school. We will continue to be in touch with the student’s family and provide updates on his recovery. He and his family are in our thoughts.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.


Carol Frodge

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