A 15-year-old boy was knocked down by a car Monday night as he and his brother were in a 10th Avenue crosswalk on their way to a nearby church.
The boy suffered a broken arm, along with some cuts and scratches, and was treated at Trios Health, according to Kennewick police Officer Wayne Meyer.
His name was not released, but he is said to be a freshman at Kennewick High School.
The brothers were crossing the road in front of Park Middle School at 6:02 p.m. when one of them noticed the four-door sedan approaching the crosswalk and quickly got out of the way. He yelled to the victim but it was too late.
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The sedan sideswiped the boy, who was clipped by the mirror and front fender, Meyer told the Herald. The boy was knocked out of his shoes and “pretty lucky” to not have more serious injuries, he said.
The boy reportedly was wearing a bright yellow jacket on the dark street.
Officers were still at the scene a few hours later taking photographs and continuing their investigation.
Meyer did not know the woman driver’s name, adding that she was “shook up” about the crash. He said there’s no indication she was speeding in the 30 mph zone, but he couldn't yet say if she will be cited for the accident.