Toddler Hops Out of Mini-Van, Struck By SUV In Front of Everett High

March 20, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

UPDATE Monday March 23rd 2:45pm: Everett Police have confirmed the toddler passed away from his injuries Sunday at Harborview. Charges against the SUV driver are not expected.

Toddler crash 1

Colby was closed in front of Everett Civic Auditorium while police investigated.

Toddler 2

The toddler reportedly hopped out of the mini van and stepped in the path of a passing SUV

Toddler 3

Traffic investigators use cones to mark the area where the toddler was hit.

A toddler has been transferred from Providence Regional Medical Center to Harborview Hospital after an accident in front of Everett High School Friday night. Investigators on the scene tell MyEverettNews.com that shortly before 8:00pm a sport utility vehicle was southbound on Colby in front of the Civic Auditorium. The SUV had stopped for people crossing in a crosswalk and when the crosswalk was clear the SUV started south on Colby, that’s when a toddler opened the door of a mini-van parked just south of the crosswalk and darted into the path of the SUV. The driver of the SUV was unable to avoid hitting the child. Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell confirmed the driver of the SUV stayed on scene, cooperated with investigators and did not appear to be impaired. No charges are expected. The toddler was first taken by Everett Paramedics to Providence Colby Campus and after an examination has since been transferred to Harborview Hospital in Seattle. No word on the extent of injuries.

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7 Responses to “Toddler Hops Out of Mini-Van, Struck By SUV In Front of Everett High”

  1. Kristina Heagy Says:

    R.i.p Tripp Heagy. Heaven needed a superhero.

  2. EverettRes Says:

    What a terrible accident. I have never thought of the age where I would undo the child lock on my car as my kids are only tots but I will likely leave it for much longer now after learning about the potential risk.

  3. Eleanore Says:

    I just read the poor boy died. RIP young man I feel for the driver too the boy hopped out of a van into traffic it’s awful…

  4. Monica Says:

    I was just informed this sweet boy didn’t make it

  5. Anonymous Says:

    The child is not expected to survive.

  6. Jason Says:

    Yes this is the only place I could find info on this. We were there after the Lowell children’s and it was heartbreaking… I am waiting to hear the extent of the injurys because from what I saw this may have been catastrophic.

  7. Eleanore Says:

    Not one mention of this in the local newspaper…I really appreciate your website Lee, you’re on top of things!!