UPDATE 6/30/09 11:45 AM:
The mother of the two little boys provides a quick update in comments:
from the family
Just landed at SeaTac. Boys and daddy got home from hospital last night and aside from some bumps, are ok.
More Tuesday updates at the end of this post.
ORIGINAL REPORT 6/29/09 7:32 PM:
A driver was arrested tonight after the car he was driving struck a family crossing an Aloha Street crosswalk at the intersection of 15th Ave E. Two children were transported from the scene in ambulances, one of them strapped to a gurney. One adult who was struck was also wheeled on a gurney to the waiting ambulance. Their conditions are unknown at this time but scanner dispatches indicated the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.
The white Volvo involved in the 7:00 PM accident was stopped part way through the crosswalk where the family had been hit moments from the sidewalk. Not far away in the gutter lay a toppled stroller.
Traffic at the intersection was blocked for more than an hour as emergency crews responded.
UPDATE 11:21 PM:
KOMO TV is reporting that the children were and 1 and 3-years-old and were being walked by their father at the time of the accident.
KOMO is also saying police would not say whether the driver had been arrested or only handcuffed and questioned. Information we gathered at the scene indicated that the man was being arrested. We’ll keep working to confirm details and attempt to update information on the condition of the family.
UPDATE 6/30/09 10:37 AM:
Seattle Police confirm that the driver was, indeed, arrested but won’t say yet what crime the man was booked into jail on. His vehicle was impounded.
No additional information on the condition of the man and the two children who were struck. If anybody knows the family and would like to update everybody, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206) 399-5959.