5-year-old wakes up, leaves home, is hit by vehicle on US 2

Video from a home camera showed the boy got up by himself and figured out how to unlock the door.

LAKE STEVENS — A 5-year-old boy was in serious condition Friday after being struck by a vehicle on the U.S. 2 trestle.

He was being treated in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospital officials said.

The boy’s mother had put him to bed Thursday and then gone to bed herself, Lake Stevens police Cmdr. Jeffrey Beazizo said.

Video from a camera at the home showed the boy got up by himself and figured out how to unlock the door, Beazizo said.

The child was struck by a westbound vehicle at the east end of the trestle shortly before 10 p.m., Washington State Patrol trooper Heather Axtman said. The two agencies conducted different parts of the investigation.

It is believed that the child walked onto the trestle from 20th Street SE. It wasn’t a far distance from his home to the highway, Beazizo said.

The boy was conscious and alert when aid crews arrived.

The driver was not impaired, called 911 and cooperated with the investigation, Axtman said.

The boy’s parents were located and the mother went to the hospital.

“There is no indication that the child was abused at all,” Beazizo said.

The police notified CPS according to standard procedure.

“We do not intend to file criminal charges,” he said.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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