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Two Teens Struck by Car on Northeast Fourth Street

Renton Police said two teens were taken to hospital after they tried to cross traffic during the Thursday evening rush hour and both were struck by a car.

Two juvenile teenagers were struck Thursday as they tried to cross busy Northeast Fourth Street during the evening rush hour, critically injuring one of them.

Witnesses contacted Renton Police at 4:50 p.m. to report the accident on the 3700 block of NE 4th Street. The two teens were struck by a vehicle driving eastbound as the pair of youths attempted to cross the north side of the street to the south side, according to a news release.

One teenager sustained serious injuries to his body and head, and was transported to Harborview Medical Cetner in serious condition. The second teenager suffered injuries to his body and was taken to Overlake Hospital for medical treatment.

Police did not say whether the teens were in a crosswalk or crossing against a traffic signal, according to the Seattle Times.

Police say the man driving the vehicle that hit the teens was uninjured. Investigators say the adult male driver was not speeding or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Karen Kyla May 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM
https://www.change.org/petitions/renton-city-council-add-a-crosswalk-on-ne-4th-st-between-monroe-ave-and-union-ave
Karen Kyla May 03, 2013 at 10:03 PM
I agree people should use crosswalks however there really is a need for one to be put in where this happened as the two crosswalks that are for our use now are far apart.These are NOT small town/city blocks,these are very long "blocks" with crosswalks FAR apart.Im sure while driving it may seem like a short distance to some. but people cross this part of the road EVERY DAY and not just these two children.Its common sense that a crosswalk should be put in.And yes we all know there will always be someone that wont use it..BUT most people would.
Kendall Watson May 04, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Due to the graphic nature of a link to a video that shows the actual accident as it occurs, a comment was deleted.
Sweetness May 04, 2013 at 04:47 AM
Being friends with theses two boys best friends mom the car that hit these boys had plenty of time to stop as all the other cars where able to
Question Mark May 04, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Judging by the damage to the car pictured on another news site, and knowing the damage was caused by impact of a human body, I'm surprised that reports are saying that speed was not a factor. I hope that all involved are able to recover.

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