Richland toddler injured after car crashes into barrier

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RICHLAND, Wash. — A 3-year-old boy was injured in a midday car accident that occurred on the westbound lane of Interstate 182 near the Yakima River Bridge on Monday.

According to a memo released by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the accident occurred just before noon on May 3. The driver in the incident was reportedly forced to slow down due to traffic, leading to an overcorrection. The vehicle reportedly collided with a cable barrier, injuring a toddler in the process.

Another car was also impacted by the incident as well. An 85-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman were driving in the vicinity of the other vehicle and were forced to pivot as a result of the crash. Authorities say that neither of them was injured during the incident, though they did strike debris on the roadway.

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The 3-year-old boy was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation. No further information on the status of the child has been released to the public. Out of respect for the child and his family, we are not releasing the names of the driver or the toddler at this time.

However, the WSP memo did confirm the cause of the incident. They determined that the driver was going too fast for the road conditions at that time.

This is a breaking news story. If more relevant information is announced, the KAPP-KVEW news staff will provide an update or issue a new article with developing details.


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