BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Investigators have determined the likely cause of a crash in Bellevue that killed a 2-year-old girl who was in a stroller on the sidewalk.
Bellevue Police said Wednesday that the 43-year-old male driver of a Nissan Sentra failed to yield the right of way when he turned left in front of an oncoming Dodge Durango. The SUV crashed into the smaller car and pushed it onto the sidewalk, striking the stroller as well as the child's 25-year-old mother.
"All I saw was the car crash coming and when I looked out, I seen that little girl. The mother holding the little baby," said witness Shelly Miano.
Officer Seth Tyler says the driver of the Nissan agreed to a blood draw, and drug or alcohol impairment isn't suspected in the crash.
He says the Bellevue city prosecutor will make a decision in coming days on whether to file criminal charges.
Investigators are attempting recreate the events leading up to the crash.
Stuffed animals and flowers were left at the scene Tuesday night along with a single flickering candle.
The family of 2-year-old Shraddah told Q13 FOX they will never forget her smile.
And witnesses will not soon forget the scene that played out in front of them.
"I've never seen nothing like that before. My daughter was screaming," said Miano. "Everybody was screaming on the bus."
While Bellevue police say they do not believe this is a dangerous intersection, Shraddah's family is in disbelief after her loss.
A funding page has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses.