12-Year-Old Survives Hit and Run | Seattle Accident Attorney
A 12-year-old girl in Kent, WA is expected to make a full recovery after being struck by a car and dragged over 12 feet while riding her bicycle to Mill Creek Middle School. The incident happened Thursday morning in the 900 block of Central Avenue. The driver — a 58-year-old Kent woman — left the scene without stopping. She later turned herself in after being tracked down at her place of employment, claiming to have not realized she struck the child. The 12-year-old was discovered when a woman named Stephanie Lewis saw her through her office window lying by the busy street crying, with blood on her head. KomoNews.com reports that the young rider was not wearing a helmet and did not have reflectors on her bike. The suspect has been released and an investigation is underway to determine if any charges will be brought against her. The poor weather conditions at the time of the crash will be taken into consideration. The victim is currently recovering with her family by her side.
With weather conditions only getting worse, it’s as important as ever to pay close attention to your surroundings and the outside conditions as you commute. Don’t underestimate how quickly conditions can change and keep in mind what time of day it is. Children on bike or foot on a busy street can get lost in the mix by a distracted driver or a driver unprepared for the conditions. Drive with caution, allow for reasonable reaction times and hopefully you will never need to utilize the services of an auto accident attorney.