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Children ages 3 and 5 have been injured after the Seattle ‘drunk’ driver hit them

Two children, ages 3 and 5, are injured after a ‘drunk’ driver hits them while playing in their battery-powered Barbie Jeep in front of their Seattle home.

  • Two children – five and three years old – were playing in a battery-powered Barbie jeep outside their home near Seattle when they were hit by a pickup truck
  • The 26-year-old driver, who has not been named by the police, fled the scene but was only half a mile away before being stopped by deputies
  • He has been charged with DUI
  • The three-year-old girl is said to be in a serious condition in the ICU, while the five-year-old boy is in a stable condition.

Two young children playing in their toy Barbie Jeep were hit by an alleged drunk driver who then fled the scene, Washington authorities say.

The two kids – five and three years old – were playing in the battery-powered car outside their home in Kent, near Seattle, when they were hit by the pickup truck around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, The Kings County Sheriff’s Office said. .

The 26-year-old driver, who has not been named by the police, fled the scene but was only half a mile away before being stopped by deputies.

The two kids - five and three years old - were playing in block 19800 of 281 Street in southeastern Kent, when they were hit by the pickup truck at 6pm on Tuesday (a Google rendering of the block)

The two kids – five and three years old – were playing in block 19800 of 281 Street in southeastern Kent, when they were hit by the pickup truck at 6pm on Tuesday (a Google rendering of the block)

He has been charged with drunk driving (DUI).

Both children were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with injuries.

The three-year-old girl is said to be in serious condition in the ICU, while the five-year-old boy is in a stable condition, but he is still being monitored, KING reports.

Their names have not been released.

The Major Accident Response & Reconstruction is investigating the incident.

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