An 8-year-old boy on his bike was struck by a car just before 8 p.m. Sunday night one block from his Federal Way home. Wayde Rodriguez-Fale was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.
KIRO reports that police examined the driver and told the station there were no signs of impairment or negligent driving.
With two parks nearby and a lot of kids playing in the neighborhood, the community has been fighting to get speed bumps put into the neighborhood.“People need to care more about children’s safety in residential areas. People just need to be more aware,” said Wayde’s mother, Charleyne Fale.
Wayde’s family members say they hope people will learn from this accident and drivers will slow down in residential areas.
Condolences to his friends and family.
Map of the fatal collision: