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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Boy hit by car in Wallingford

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A police photographer takes photos of a car that struck a Hamilton Middle School student in a crosswalk on Wallingford Avenue North early Friday morning. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Update at 11:58 a.m.: The 12-year-old boy injured when he was hit by a car Friday morning is expected to be released from Harborview Medical Center soon, according to Seattle Public Schools.

The district said the boy is a seventh-grader at Hamilton Middle School; some media outlets had reported he is a sixth-grader.

Update 10:04 a.m.: Seattle police now say that a boy struck by a car in Wallingford Friday morning is 12.

According to police, the boy was walking north on Wallingford Avenue North with a group of older kids when a driver heading east struck him while he was in a crosswalk at North 40th Street. The boy rolled onto the hood of the car and struck his head on the windshield.

Police said the driver stopped the car.

The department’s traffic collision unit and a drug-recognition expert are investigating. Police said sunlight shining into the driver’s windshield may have contributed to the accident.

Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said the boy suffered a cut to the head and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

Police say Seattle Public Schools is making counselors available to students at the boy’s school.

Original post: A 10-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday morning after police say he was struck by a car in Wallingford.

Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said the boy was crossing the street at North 40th Street and Wallingford Avenue North around 7:30 a.m. He was in the crosswalk when the car that struck him apparently ran a red light, Michaud said.

The boy suffered a cut to the head and was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police are investigating.

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