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Tacoma boy hit by SUV while trick-or-treating still in critical. Suspected driver makes bail.

Residents gather to call for pedestrian safety measures on I Street

Dozens of Tacoma residents gathered at the intersection where a 7-year-old trick-or-treater was hit by a car Monday night. They call for more safety measures on I Street, including more crosswalks and streetlights.
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Dozens of Tacoma residents gathered at the intersection where a 7-year-old trick-or-treater was hit by a car Monday night. They call for more safety measures on I Street, including more crosswalks and streetlights.

A 7-year-old Tacoma boy hit by an SUV on Halloween night remained in critical condition Friday at a Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

The boy was crossing the street with his father near North I Street and North Ninth about 7:20 p.m. Monday when he was hit, police said.

A 38-year-old Tacoma man suspected of driving the SUV while impaired by alcohol has been charged with vehicular assault.

Kasey Gunnarson has pleaded not guilty. He posted $20,000 bail on Wednesday and was released form jail on electronic-home monitoring pending the resolution of his case, court records show.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam

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