Edmonds teen playing 'Fugitive' recovering after being struck by car

EDMONDS, Wash. -- A teen playing part of a modern-day version of cops and robbers was injured Saturday night after he was struck by car.

The 14-year-old was part of a group playing "Fugitive" -- an intense game of hide-and-seek and tag that is always played in the dark. This weekend's event started at 9 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School and was to end at the Frances Anderson Center.

But an Edmonds teen involved in the game was struck by a car about a block from the high school.

"We heard a really loud bang -- we thought we hit something," said Cody Snyder, who was not playing but heard the impact of the accident. "I turn around and see a (Chevy) Tahoe or Suburban or something like that skidding and then I'm looking down the street and I see someone rolling down the street... I'm like, someone got hit."

Police say the victim was running diagonally across the street outside of the crosswalk when he was struck.

Snyder says the object of the game is to run away from other players called the chasers -- and then the chasers get out of the car and tag you and then you go with them and go tag the rest of the people.

The injured teen is a sophomore on the varsity football team at Edmonds-Woodway High School and Wednesday was listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Police say the driver who hit the teen was not impaired and he's not facing any charges.