A 10-year-old boy was hit by a motorcycle after getting off the school bus Thursday afternoon in Lake Stevens, according to police.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. near 99th Avenue Northeast and 28th Street Northeast. Police said the motorcyclist — a Lake Stevens man in his 30s — passed a police cruiser going the opposite way. When the officer turned around, the motorcyclist took off at a high rate of speed and went around a corner, where a school bus was stopped with lights flashing while unloading students.
Police say the motorcyclist went around the bus, then struck the boy. The motorcyclist lost control about 50 feet later. The officer was not pursuing and did not see the crash, police said.
The boy had a compound fracture in his left leg. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett. KING5 reported that the family was in "high spirits" and that the boy was expected to return to school the next day.
The motorcyclist was also taken to Providence with injuries to his upper body. He was arrested.
Holding The At-Fault Driver Accountable For Child Injuries
If you know a child that was injured as a pedestrian, it's important to know your legal rights. If you have any questions, a quality personal injury attorney should be consulted and retained to assist in the handling of a potential injury claim as a result of the accident.
Your attorney will tell you that no statements should be given to any insurance representative about how the accident occurred, injuries sustained, or treatment received without the assistance of an attorney. Insurance companies exist to make money, and the less money they pay out on claims, the more goes in their pocket.
A driver of a car or motorcycle may be liable for civil damages, including past and future medical expenses and physical pain and emotional distress related to an accident if that driver was negligent (i.e. they failed to use reasonable care in the operation, maintenance or ownership of their motor vehicle). This could include many things, including reckless driving, drunk or drugged driving, or even loaning their vehicle or motorcycle to a person whom they should know was incompetent to drive.
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