READER REPORT: Boy struck by car on Delridge Way SW

Reader Deena Christopher was at the scene of an accident on May 18 on Delridge Way SW and shared this report with us via e-mail. Kyle S. Moore has confirmed the incident, see below:

"Tonight around 7:40pm I saw police and medics on the 8400 block of Delridge. I went outside and saw a boy laying in the road being attended to by medics. The police had the block blocked off from Thistle to Cloverdale.

I asked a group of boys if they knew what had happened. They told me that the victim had been hit by a car. I asked if they had witnessed the accident. They told me "no". I asked if they knew him and they replied "yes" and that his brother was right next to me.

I asked the victim's brother if he had reached their mother and asked where she was. He told me she was dowtown and that she was aware. I was also told the victim was 12 years old and his brother was 25. At this point the victim was being fitted with a neck brace. I told the brother he should go in the ambulance. The driver was a young woman. She was accompanied by an older woman, most likely her mother. She was very distraught and crying."

From SFD Kyle S. Moore:

"Engine 32 , Engine 36, and Medic 32 responded to 8427 Delridge Way SW at 7:40 p.m. for reports of an automobile versus a pedestrian. According to the caller a 12-year-old boy was down on the ground. SPD was also called. We were on scene for 15 minutes. We did not transport anyone but AMR might have transported."

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