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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

September 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Girl struck by car in Rainier Valley

Update at 4:08 P.M.: Police have determined only one vehicle hit the 7-year-old girl Tuesday night.

Detectives have spoken to witnesses and are now only searching for the red or maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV that was seen speeding away after striking the girl.

Detectives are asking witnesses to call Traffic Collision investigators at 206-684-8923.

Update at 11:19 a.m.: Seattle police now say the injured girl is 7 years old, not 10 as they earlier reported.

Update 8:06 a.m.:

A 10 7-year-old girl struck by two cars in the Rainier Valley Tuesday night is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center.

Update at 7:35 p.m.: The Seattle Police Department now says officers are searching for two vehicles that struck a girl in Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening.

Witnesses said a red or maroon Chevy Tahoe struck a 10-year-old girl as she crossed the street around  6:30 p.m., according to the police department. The girl fell to the ground and was then struck by a gold Acura Legend. Both cars fled.

Officers responded to the scene and found the girl still on the ground. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries.

Anyone with information about the drivers is asked to call 911.

Original post: Officers are searching for the driver of an SUV that struck a young girl in Seattle’s Rainier Valley on Tuesday evening, police said.

The driver of a red or burgundy Chevy Tahoe fled after hitting the girl at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Genesee Street, according to the Seattle Police Department. The hit-and-run was reported around 6:30 p.m.

Medics are at the scene.

 

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