14-year-old pedestrian struck by teenage driver


OLYMPIA, Wash. - Thurston County deputies were called to what was believed to be a  hit-and-run crash in which a child was struck by a car in Olympia.

The crash happened in the 7000 block of Mullen Road Southeast about 7:20 a.m. Monday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a 14-year-old was walking to school on a dark and winding road when he was struck by a 17-year-old girl who was driving to Timberline High School at 6120 Mullen Road Southeast.

Authorities said once the girl reached the school, she ran in and told staff she thought she hit someone.  

The Sheriff’s Office said the 14-year-old boy was seriously injured and would be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

The incident happened near the school and it may not have been safe for the driver to stop at the crash scene.  It is not clear if the crash will be considered a hit-and-run.