Parents teach their kids to look both ways when they cross the street. One Spokane Valley boy did, and he still got hurt.
Thirteen-year-old Joseph Parker was hit by a car Thursday morning near 31st and Woodlawn as he was walking to catch a school bus.
“I was almost across the street, and he (the driver) was making a turn when he hit me on my right side,” the boy said Thursday night. “He stopped, looked back at me and sped off.”
The boy suffered a slight fracture and bruises on his right leg. He was treated and released at Valley Hospital and Medical Center.
The Washington State Patrol is looking for the hit-and-run driver, described as a white man with long brown hair. The car was a brown Oldsmobile.
“What bothers me is that this guy didn’t even get out to see if he was all right,” said Lois Cottle, the boy’s mother. “I’ve also got an 8-year-old, and now I’m worried about him walking to catch the bus.”