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UPDATED: Three injured, one critically, in Federal Way hit-and-run

Post by Joyce Chen on Feb. 17, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
February 18, 2010 8:05 am

Federal Way police were looking into whether alcohol was involved in a hit-and-run accident Wednesday night that injured two pedestrians, one critically.

The suspected driver, a 59-year-old Federal Way man, was later found at near a residence not too far from the crash scene. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with non-life threatening injuries, police reported.

The two injured pedestrians were a 16-year-old Tacoma  boy and a 20-year-old Kent man. The boy was released to a family member after being interviewed and transported for medical care, police reported.

The Kent man was airlifted to Harborview for treatment of life-threatening injuries. His condition was unknown this morning.

The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 1800 block of Southwest 356th Street, police reported.

Federal Way police report a blue Dodge Dakota pickup truck was headed eastbound on Southwest 356th. At the same time, the two pedestrians were walking east on Southwest 356th Street. They started to run across the street to get to a nearby bus stop and were struck by the pickup truck, police reported.

The investigation into the crash was continuing. Police ask anyone with information on what happened to call 911.

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