WSP: Man jumps out of SUV causing 3-car crash; teen suspected of DUI

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Two people were hurt in a bizarre crash that troopers say was caused by a man jumping out of an SUV near Marysville.

Troopers say a 16-year-old girl was driving a Chevy Tahoe with about ten people inside around 12:30 a.m. Saturday. They say the passenger, a 27-year-old man, jumped out of the SUV on State Route 9. That caused two other cars to swerve — resulting in a three-car crash.

The 27-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he is listed in critical condition.

A passenger in a Chevy Blazer was also hurt. The 66-year-old woman was treated at Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington.

Troopers say the 16-year-old driver is suspected of driving while high on marijuana. She could face numerous counts of reckless endangerment because of the number of people inside the SUV.

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  • Crystalgirl

    Wa state is finding out legal marijuana costs a lot more than the taxes it draws for the government, plus much suffering of the innocent public.
    Legal pot is really a stupid idea.

  • Gaye

    Anybody else wonder why the teen, who admitedly shouldn’t have been smoking pot at all, (still illegal for underage people) and definately shouldn’t have been driving after smoking it, is the only one to be in trouble here?
    Let’s see: we don’t know the whole story, so we can only guess what REALLY happened.
    Is it possible that the teen was told by her parents to drive her aunt and uncle home because they were drunk? In which case, she was only doing what she was told to do, by her “responsible adult parents”.
    If your parent tells you what to do, as a teenager, is it right to tell them no?
    In this case, I’d say yes. It would be right to tell them no. But wpuld a teenager be adult enough to make that decision? Or are the parents to blame for her driving that night?
    Okay, now let’s talk about the uncle. He’s the idiot who jumped out of the car that was moving at 55mph. How would any of us “responsible adults” react to something like that? If it never happens to us, we will probably never know. But an inexperienced teenage driver can hardly be blamed for REACTING in that split moment, just like I believe, most of us “responsible adults” would have.
    The uncle jumped out of the moving vehicle. This is what caused the accident. Shouldn’t he share MOST of the blame?
    And then there are the drivers of not one, but TWO cars that rear ended the teenager’s vehicle. Both presumably driven by “responsible adults” with presumably lots more experience driving than the teenager. Why were two experience and responsible adults following so close that they could not stop in an emergency? Especially the SECOND vehicle that rear ended her. That second vehicle must have been driving either EXTREMELY close pr far too fast.
    I believe that they, too deserve to share in taking responsibility for this accident. In fact, I believe that all these, so called “responsible adults” are MUCH MORE responsible for this accident than an inexperienced teenager who has yet to become a resppnsible adult.
    Just my opinion.

  • voice of reason

    IF she was driving while impaired, then yes she is in trouble, and rightfully so. I don't care who told her to drive, she made the decision to get behind the wheel. Also, where are you guys getting your facts from? It says nothing about rear end collisions, or what speed they were traveling. Plenty of blame to go around, that is when all the facts are out…until then take it easy.