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Parents Concerned After Car Hits Three Girls in Moxee Neighborhood

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MOXEE, Wash.-- Neighbors in a residential area of Moxee are surprised when a car hit three young girls while riding their bikes.

It happened on the 600 block of North Iler Street around 9:00 Sunday night.

Neighbors we spoke with said they are still surprised this happened in an area where many kids play outside.

"I let both my sons and all my neighbors kids, they all kind of play out in that same area," said neighborhood resident, Jay Kelley.

On the generally quiet street, neighbors said this is a rare case, and they hope it does not happen again

"It's usually a safe place, I do notice that there are a lot of kids in the road playing in this whole complex and sometimes they don't really pay attention to cars," said Janet Leitch who also lives in the neighborhood.

Moxee police arrived on the scene quickly.  They said the 18-year-old driver who hit the girls was not intoxicated and he wasn't speeding, it was just an unfortunate accident.

Neighbors said it is nice to know the police are there to help.

"To know that they were here really fast, that gives you peace of mind," Leitch said.

And they hope police can find a solution.

"Hopefully it's something police can knowingly slow people down on," Kelly said

Residents said that ultimately they just want everyone to pay attention and drive carefully through their neighborhood.

"Just slow down, there are a lot of young people out," Kelly said.

Police said the three girls were taken to a local hospital for their injuries, and neighbors told us they are now doing fine.

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