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Kennewick Police Quickly Find Hit-And-Run Driver – UPDATE

Kennewick hit-and-run accident
Kennewick hit-and-run accident (KNDU-TV)

It took less than 45 minutes for authorities to capture the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident Monday morning. (Photo courtesy of KNDU-TV).

There’s a reason the driver who fled the scene of the wreck near 3rd. and Washington Streets in Kennewick left shortly after 8am.  The woman was found to be driving with a suspended license.

The woman, who’s identity was not released according to KNDU-TV,  allegedly slammed into the other vehicle, pushing it out into the intersection.   Police found the woman was at Trios Health Care Center ER (formerly Kennewick General) being treated for injuries.  Once she is released, she will be arrested, said Kennewick police.

It appears the woman went to the hospital following the crash, not thinking in these kinds of cases police check all area trauma and medical centers to see if anyone’s suffered injuries from a car wreck.

UPDATE – Kennewick police released the name of the driver, and the two victims.   Katherine S. Bradley was Southbound on Washington St. when she slammed into the back of a car driven by 49-year-old Catherine G. Allen.  Allen was waiting to turn left onto 3rd. Street.  The impact shoved Allen’s car into oncoming traffic, where she was then struck by a car driven by 30-year-old Sylvia Y Lopez-Lazo.  Allen and Lazo were treated for their injuries, with Lazo being taken to nearby Trios Health (formerly KGH) complaining of neck and abdominal pain.

Officers later located Bradley in the suspect vehicle near the 400 Block of East 10th.  She told officers she had looked down, and had not seen the car in front of her.  She was cited for driving with a license suspended, and no insurance.  The case has been referred to the prosecutor for Felony Hit and Run charges.

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