YAKIMA, Wash.-- Yakima Police say a young
girl is lucky she escaped with only minor injuries after she was hit a car this
It happened around 7:45. Police say the girl was riding her bike along
the sidewalk on Tieton Drive.
Officers say she rode past a blind corner
on 11th Avenue just as a car was pulling out.
Police say the car wasn't traveling very
Officers tell us kids need to be
especially vigilant along busy streets like this.
"We just need these kids to be
extremely careful riding down the road and riding from behind buildings.
Vehicle drivers are watching for vehicles, they're not watching for pedestrians
and they're really not watching for people on bicycles," said Yakima Police
Sergeant Jay Seely.
The accident closed down part of Tieton Drive
for about 30 minutes.
Officers say the girl was not wearing a helmet, making it even more
remarkable she escaped with minor injuries.