3 children struck by pickup driver at Maple Valley bus stop

MAPLE VALLEY — King County officials said three children were struck by a pickup truck at a school bus stop in Maple Valley. Two others were also injured in the incident.

KOMO-TV reported two of the children were severely injured and were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

King County sheriff’s officials said one other child sustained non-life-threatening injuries and a fourth was clipped by the vehicle and not injured.

Capt. Kyle Ohashi of the Kent Fire Department told The Seattle Times that two other children received minor injuries when they were hit by a mailbox that was also struck by the truck.

Ohashi said a man apparently lost control of his vehicle because of a medical problem and struck the 11- and 12-year-olds waiting for their school bus around 8 a.m. Thursday.

The Tahoma School District told KING-TV six children were waiting at the bus stop for their transportation to Cedar River Middle School, about 20 miles southeast of Seattle.

The driver was evaluated at the scene.

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