BURIEN, Wash. - A 15-year-old Burien driver has been arrested and booked into the Youth Services Center for vehicular assault after a collision in SeaTac totaled one car and ripped the cab off a truck, leaving a man and his 7-year-old son in critical condition.
The crash happened around 9:15 p.m. Monday near S. 136th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive S. King County deputies responding to another call came across the collision at the intersection. A BMW sedan and a Ford Ranger pickup truck were both heavily damaged. The force of the impact was so severe, it knocked the cab off the Ford Ranger pickup and totaled the BMW.
The two victims who were inside the truck – a man and his young son – suffered the most severe injuries and were taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to Kent Regional Fire Authority. They were listed in critical condition Tuesday.
Two others who were inside the BMW were transported to a hospital with less critical injuries.
Investigators from the King County Sheriff's Office placed the driver of the BMW, a 15-year-old female, into custody. She was taken to juvenile detention and booked for vehicular assault Tuesday.
According to the Department of Licensing, the driver does not have an instruction permit, only a state-issued ID.
This isn't the first time the driver of the BMW has been cited for a driving violation. In January, she was cited for driving without a valid permit and failing to use a child restraint. Two months later, she was cited again for failing to have a valid permit, but that citation was later dismissed.
Detectives believe speed and alcohol or drugs contributed to the collision.