2-year-old girl fatally struck by car at Redmond Town Center
June 1, 2015
A 2-year-old girl was struck and killed by car in Redmond Wednesday afternoon.
The crash happened just before 5 p.m. at the Redmond Town Center, according to Redmond Police.
The child was with a caregiver and darted out in front of an approaching car as it was coming to a stop, said Cmdr. Charles Gorman with Redmond Police.
The driver, a 25-year-old man from Kenmore, wasn't able to stop in time to avoid hitting the girl, according to police. The King County Medical Examiner later identified the girl as Susanna Dreher.
The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police, Gorman said. He agreed to a voluntary blood draw, but police do not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
"This is a tragic situation for all involved. Our hearts go out to the family of the victim," police chief Ron Gibson said in a Wednesday night statement.
While police believe the death is a tragic accident, the Redmond Police Traffic Division will continue to investigate.
Police originally identified the girl as a 3-year-old, but later determined she was 2.