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UPDATE: Child Hit by Car in Moxee is in Stable Condition

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MOXEE, Wash.--A young Moxee girl is in stable condition at a Seattle hospital after she was hit by a car Wednesday night.
Police said the six-year-old was riding her scooter along the 300 Block of East Moxee Avenue when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The child was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious head injuries.
Neighbors who witnessed the collision tell us they were shocked to see this horrible accident in a community they consider very safe.
"It doesn't happen much like that," said Jesse Ziora, who witnessed the accident. "I think this is our first time seeing this so it's sad."
Police said the girl's head injury wasn't determined severe enough to operate.
Officers said the driver of the car is a 69-year-old woman. It doesn't appear that excessive speed, drugs, or alcohol were factors, but police said the case is still under investigation.


MOXEE, Wash. -- Moxee Police are investigating a car versus pedestrian accident that sent a 6-year-old child to the hospital Wednesday evening.

Police say they were dispatched to the accident on the 300 block of East Moxee Avenue just after 6:30PM.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found that a 6-year-old girl riding a small scooter had been struck in the roadway by a vehicle traveling eastbound on Moxee Avenue.

The vehicle was driven by a 69-year-old woman, who has fully cooperated with the investigation.

The child was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious head injuries.

Police say it doesn't appear that intoxicants or excessive speed were factors in the accident.

When the investigation is complete, it will be forwarded to the Yakima County Prosecutors office for review.