Vehicle strikes, injures two juvenile pedestrians in Kent

Police say the juveniles ran across SE 256th Street on Feb. 28 while traffic had the green light

Two juveniles, ages 14 and 12, suffered “significant” injuries in Kent after they were hit by a vehicle Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the 25600 block of 101st Avenue SE, near Kent-Meridian High School.

The two juveniles ran across the street at 101st Avenue SE and SE 256th Street, according to a March 1 email from Kent Police Assistant Chief Jarod Kasner.

“Although they were in the crosswalk, they ran across on a red light,” Kasner said. “Traffic had the green light for travel and the juveniles were struck while running across the roadway.”

The collision occurred at about 4:49 p.m., according to Puget Sound Fire.

“Their injuries were significant and they were taken to the hospital,” Kasner said.

The vehicle driver, an 18-year-old Kent man, remained on the scene and cooperated with traffic investigators, Kasner said.

“There were no indications that impairment was a factor for the driver of the vehicle,” Kasner said.

Police shut down traffic in both directions along SE 256th Street during the investigation.

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