Another Underage Driver Busted; This Time, 14-Year Old Boy Causes Crash
Two weeks ago, we reported about a 13-year old boy getting busted for driving his drunk Dad in SeaTac; today comes word from the Washington State Patrol that a 14-year old boy drove his mother’s car without permission in a reckless manner, ending up in a hit-and-run that caused a three-car collision in Tukwila.
Police say that on Thursday (June 16) at Noon, a Toyota Celica was traveling south on I-5 near I-405 in the Tukwila area while recklessly making lane changes and weaving through traffic at high speeds. A witness who said he was driving around 65 miles per hour claims that the suspect Celica passed his car “like it was standing still.”
The Celica hit the right rear of a Toyota Tundra that was traveling in the left lane, sending both vehicles across the right lanes and into the right barrier. As the Tundra crossed the lanes it hit the left rear of a Plymouth Voyager. After striking the right barrier the Celica came to a stop blocking the second right lane before witnesses stated it attempted to flee, continuing south for a short distance before it lost control and hit the right barrier for a second time.
The driver of the Toyota Tundra suffered minor injuries. No other injuries were reported during the investigation, including to the boy’s 14-year old girlfriend who was a passenger in his car.
The 14-year old Celica driver is under investigation for Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, No Valid Operator’s License and driving without insurance. Due to his age the driver was release to his mother’s custody.