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Boy, 8, killed while riding bike in Federal Way

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 23, 2012 at 5:37 am |
July 23, 2012 10:35 am

An 8-year-old boy was hit and killed late Sunday while riding his bicycle in Federal Way.

Police were called about 8 p.m. to the 2400 block of Southwest 333rd Street and found the injured child, who had not been wearing a helmet. The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was later pronounced dead.

The boy was pedaling north on 24th Avenue South and turning onto Southwest 333rd Street when an SUV heading east on Southwest 333rd Street struck him, Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock said.

The SUV was not going fast and its driver did not see the boy enter the intersection because of a parked car, she said.

She said the driver did not appear to be impaired and “there is no evidence to suggest any crime or negligent driving on behalf of the driver.”

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