Driver hit Sunnyside High School student in parking lot, drove away

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SUNNYSIDE, Wash. — Law enforcement officers are looking for the driver of a black sedan who allegedly struck a Sunnyside High School student in the school’s parking lot and drove away without stopping on Wednesday morning.

KAPP-KVEW spoke with Cmdr. Scott Bailey of the Sunnyside Police Department, who confirmed that officers were dispatched to the parking lot around 8:15 a.m. on July 6, 2022 for reports of a hit-and-run. Upon arrival, they made contact with an injured student who was struck by a car outside of his school.

One of the injured student’s parents picked the victim up from the lot and drove him to a nearby hospital for an emergency evaluation and treatment. No further details regarding his condition or identity have been made public.

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Now, police are turning their attention to finding the driver and bringing them into custody for this alleged hit-and-run. They ask that any community members who can identify the vehicle or driver contact them immediately.

You can call the Sunnyside Police Department’s non-emergency dispatch line at 509-836-6200 or send an email to

The school’s parking lots span the structure at the intersection of E Edison Ave and S 16th St. It’s unclear where exactly the collision occurred, but the car must have fled from this area.

This is a developing news story. An update and/or follow-up may be issued if further details are announced.


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