Father, son critically injured, Burien teen arrested in high-speed collision

The force of the collision knocked the cab off the Ford Ranger’s frame and demolished the BMW, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Detectives believe the driver may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was a factor, according to a King County Sheriff's Office news release.

A 15-year-old Burien girl was arrested and a father and his 7-year-old son were in critical condition Tuesday at Harborview after the BMW the girl apparently was driving rammed into the father’s pickup truck in SeaTac, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The force of the collision knocked the cab off the Ford Ranger’s frame and demolished the BMW, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. Detectives believe the driver may have been impaired by drugs or alcohol and speed was a factor, according to the release.

The crash occurred at about 9 p.m. Monday at the intersection of South 136th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive in SeaTac. Deputies happened upon the accident while responding to another call.

The five occupants of the BMW got out of the car but the father and son had to be extricated from the cab with the assistance of fire and rescue crews.

Three of the BMW’s occupants – two in their mid-teens and a 5-year-old – fled while deputies blocked the road and helped fire crews before they could be interviewed, according to the news release. They had been identified and apparently were not hurt, but detectives planned to interview them.

The 15-year-old girl and a front-seat passenger, a man in his 20s, remained at the scene. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and the teen was taken to Harborview for evaluation. The results of her blood tests were pending.

After cleared by doctors at Harborview, the girl was transported to the King County Youth Services Center in Seattle for investigation of vehicular assault.

 

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