Mother and child struck by a car, injured near Renton school zone
RENTON, Wash. - A mother and child were struck by a car and injured Monday morning while in a crosswalk in the Benson Hill area of Renton. The child is in critical condition.
Police and medics responded to the scene, in the 18400 block of 116th Avenue SE, at about 8 a.m. after receiving reports of pedestrians being struck by a car, officials said.
An injured mother and child were found at the scene. They were treated and then rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The child was listed in critical condition and the mother in serious condition.
The accident happened near Benson Hill Elementary School between two school zones - one a block south, the other two blocks north. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.
A preliminary investigation found that the female driver of the vehicle stopped at the intersection of SE 184th Street and 116th Avenue SE, then proceeded forward, turned the corner and struck the mother and child.
Police say 116th Avenue SE was blocked from Petrovitsky Road to SE 192nd Avenue for about an hour, and has now reopened.
Anyone with information or who witnessed the accident is urged to contact Detective Clarence Tolliver at the Renton Police Department.