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3 hospitalized after being hit by car in Parkland Saturday doing better

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Dec. 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
December 9, 2012 6:59 pm

Three people hospitalized with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Parkland Saturday were still being treated but doing better Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. when a 1999 Lexus hit the group as they crossed Pacific Avenue at 134th Street South.

A 54-year-old woman and two boys, ages 15 and 16, were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center after the crash. The woman and 15 year old are from Tacoma, and the other boy is from Spanaway.

The woman told the State Patrol Sunday that their conditions were improving, trooper Guy Gill said.

Hospital records showed the woman in satisfactory condition Sunday night, and the boys were not listed, which can mean they were released or transferred to another facility.

The 20-year-old Tacoma man driving the car was not injured, and is not expected to face charges, Gill said.

Investigators do not believe drugs, alcohol or speed were part of the accident, according to the State Patrol.

The driver told investigators he did not see the group, who were all wearing dark clothing, in time to avoid the crash, Gill said.

The intersection has a crosswalk, but there are no traffic signals.

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