6-year-old injured in collision

A 6-year-old boy was injured Monday evening when the driver of an SUV struck the child, who was riding his bicycle down Willowcrest Road.

According to the Yakima County Sheriff's Office, a 6-year-old Sunnyside boy was riding his bicycle eastbound in the westbound lane of Willowcrest Road when he was hit. According to reports, the boy was struck by a 2004 Dodge Durango driven by a 29-year-old Sunnyside woman. The accident report states that the woman was driving westbound on Willowcrest Road when she was momentarily blinded by the sun. The accident occurred at a curve.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the bicycle struck the right front bumper of the Durango and the child was thrown a short distance. The bicycle ended up wedged under the right front of the vehicle.

The boy was transported by ambulance to Sunnyside Community Hospital for treatment of a broken leg and other lacerations and contusions.


Comments are subject to moderator review and may not appear immediately on the site.

Please read our commenting policy before posting.

Any comment violating the site's commenting guidelines will be removed and the user could be banned from the site.

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment