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UPDATED: Two children hit by car in Federal Way

Post by Joyce Chen on Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
August 5, 2010 5:56 am

A car struck and seriously injured two young children in Federal Way Wednesday evening.

The collision took place around 5:35 p.m. at the 1700 block of SW Campus Drive, according to Federal Way police. A mother pushing an empty stroller, holding her 20-month-old son and accompanied by her 5-year-old son entered a marked crosswalk with flashing yellow lights when a westbound Dodge Neon struck the children.

The five-year-old was airlifted and the toddler was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center. The mother was not injured. The two boys are reportedly in stable condition.

The driver, a 31-year-old Federal Way woman, was taken to St. Francis Hospital for a minor injury. The driver is not in custody, and police are investigating the incident.

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Two children were struck by a car in Federal Way this evening, our news partner KIRO TV reports.

One child has been airlifted to a hospital and the second one is being transported in an ambulance, Federal Way police told the news station.

The incident happened on the 1800 block of SW Campus Drive, police reported. Eastbound SW Campus Drive is blocked at 18th Avenue and traffic is being diverted westbound at 10th Avenue.

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