OLYMPIA — A Motorist will not be charged after the vehicle she was driving struck and injured a 2-year-old boy and his 4-year-old sister while they were playing Thursday afternoon.
Thurston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Cameron Simper said the collision occurred at about 4 p.m. Thursday in a grassy area on the gravelly 4800 block of Cushman Road Northeast, a private road.
Simper said the 63-year-old motorist, a resident in the Seashore Villa community near Olympia, accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake while rounding a corner on the road, striking the two children.
“The woman ran off the road as she was negotiating the curve,” Simper said.
The children were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The youngest child received life-threatening injuries while the older girl received non-life threatening injuries.
The woman was found not to be impaired, according to Simper.