Police: BMW driven by underage girl sliced pickup into 3 pieces

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SEATTLE -- A BMW driven by a 15-year-old girl broadsided a pickup truck in SeaTac at "incredibly high speed" and the impact was "so intense" it split the truck into three pieces and left a 7-year-old boy in the truck and his father badly injured, police said in court documents Wednesday.

The teenage girl appeared in juvenile court Wednesday, where a judge found probable cause to hold her for vehicular assault and reckless endangerment charges. She was released to her parents with electronic monitoring and ordered not to drive vehicles. Her arraignment is set for Friday.

In the police statement of probable cause, it is alleged that the girl drove the BMW "at incredibly high speed" and broadsided a white Ford pickup at South 136th and Des Moines Memorial Drive Monday night. "The impact/force of the collision was so intense it split the p/u into 3 pieces," the report said. "A seven year old passenger in p/u was critically injured. Medics on scene said he was paralyzed and had to be intubated at the scene.

"The interior of the black BMW smelled of canabis," the report said, adding that the girl driving the BMW "lied about her identity and had to be fingerprinted at the scene to verify who she was."

A search warrant was obtained to take a draw of the girl's blood, it added.

Correction: This story originally reflected information in court documents, which said the 7-year-old boy "was paralyzed and had to be intubated at the scene." The King County sheriff's office told Q13 News on Thursday that the boy isn't paralyzed. Court documents also said the 15-year-old girl was a student at Highline High School, but she is actually a former student. 


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