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July 23, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Boy, 8, killed while riding bike in Federal Way

Federal Way police say that an 8-year-old boy was killed on Sunday night while riding his bicycle just before 8 p.m.

Deputy Police Chief Andy Hwang said that the boy was struck after turning from 24th Avenue Southwest onto Southwest 333rd Street and into the path of an oncoming car.

“It appears to be a tragic, tragic unfortunate accident,” Hwang said.

Police “drug recognition experts” interviewed the driver and did not find anything to lead them to believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, Hwang said

The boy was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was  pronounced dead. The child wasn’ t wearing a helmet, but Hwang said that he doubts a helmet could have saved the boy from suffering fatal injuries.

 

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