Officers investigate an accident where two pedestrians were hit on Clearwater Avenue
A mother and her teenage daughter were released from the hospital Thursday after they were hit crossing busy Clearwater Avenue to catch a bus Wednesday.
Jaime and Annette Madsen were leaving McDonald’s on the corner of Colorado Street shortly before noon when they tried running across five lanes of traffic, said Kennewick police.
One westbound driver spotted them, but another didn’t see them in time, said Kennewick Sgt. Matt Newton.
They were hit by an SUV driven by Celi York of Kennewick, who was in the outside westbound lane.
Both were taken to Trios Southridge Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, said police.
York was not hurt.
The Kennewick Police Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate what happened but no impairment is suspected and no citations have been issued at this time, said a news release.