8-year-old boy hit, killed while riding bike

by: Hannah Dahl Updated:


FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Family members set up a memorial with candles, flowers, and stuffed animals at 8-year-old Wayde Rodriguez-Fale's home, a block away from where he was hit by a car Sunday night.


Wayde was riding his bicycle in Federal Way around 7:45 p.m. when he was hit by a vehicle on SW 333 Street.


He was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. 


He was not wearing a helmet.


Police said a drug recognition expert examined the driver and determined that 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.


Fale said it was daylight when her son was hit.


Wayde's family members say they hope people will learn from this accident and drivers will slow down in residential areas.


CORRECTION: It had orginally been reported that the boy was hit at 10 p.m. The boy was struck at 7:45 p.m.