Two brothers hit by car in Yakima

YAKIMA — Two brothers, ages 10 and 11, on their way to school were struck by a car and dragged Monday in Yakima.

Police say the 10-year-old was critically injured. He has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with multiple fractures and head injuries. The 11-year-old suffered broken bones and was treated in Yakima.

Capt. Rod Light told Yakima Herald-Republic the boys had just stepped out of their home and were drawing in the condensation on the family car when they were struck.

Light said the boys fell under the car and were dragged nearly 80 feet before a neighbor was able to get the attention of the driver to stop.

Sgt. Shawn Boyle said 32-year-old Benjamin McKenzie of Yakima was booked into the Yakima County Jail for investigation of two counts of vehicular assault. Boyle says a drug recognition expert determined the driver was under the influence of controlled substances.

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