WSP seeks hit-and-run driver in pedestrian accident death of pre-teen boy

The Washington State Patrol is seeking information about the driver of a vehicle who hit and killed a pedestrian near Wapato around 6:05am on Friday.

The fatal pedestrian accident occurred as the 11-year-old male pedestrian was crossing Yakima Valley Highway at the intersection of W. Parker Heights Loop. According to the report, the vehicle stopped briefly and the drove off.

Witnesses say the vehicle that the boy was silver or grey and was either a small compact or pick-up truck.

Anyone with information regarding the accident are asked to call the State Patrol at (509) 249-6743 or (509) 249-6753.

It is a felony offense to leave the scene of an accident. Washington state vehicle code RCW 46.52.020 prescribes a sentence of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

While car accident deaths have declined every year fort the past 10 years, pedestrian deaths have continued to remain the same. In the past three years, there have been about 61 pedestrian killed each year. Most pedestrians are killed in the dimly lit hours and a high percentage were intoxicated at the time they were killed.

The Patrol recommends that pedestrians wear white or bright clothing and walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in pedestrian and car accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

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