2 Sealth High teens rammed by driver who fled scene

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SEATTLE - Two teen girls were injured when a woman intentionally rammed them with her car outside Sealth High School in West Seattle, police said. 

 

The two injured girls, ages 17 and 18, were conscious and alert after being hit but suffered trauma to their bodies, the Fire Department said in a tweet.  They were taken to Harborview Medical  Center with cuts and bruises, and possible fractures, said Kyle Moore of the Seattle Fire Department.  Both are students at Chief Sealth International High School.

 

A Harborview Medical Center spokesperson said that the 17-year-old, Jessica Vega, was released Wednesday night. The other victim, 18-year-old Cassandra Goodwin, is in serious condition.  Goodwin's family said they believe she suffered broken bones and has internal bleeding.

 

Police and witnesses told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter David Ham that the victims were in a fight with the driver before they were hit. 

 

"They got into an argument over a dog because the dog jumped on Cassandra, and Cassandra hit the dog, and the lady hit Cassandra," said Thomas Terry.

 

Friends said Goodwin apologized.  Police said  the woman chased the teen with a stun gun and then ran down both girls with her car, a black Honda sedan, right in front of their classmates.

 

"I turned around, and I looked, and the next thing I know, I (saw) my friend get hit. I (saw) both of them get hit, and their bodies went flying in the air and they fell to the ground," said Terry. "So I started tearing up, and I started freaking out."

 

"She purposely drove her car so she could hit Cassandra," said Goodwin's sister, Amelia Pryor.

 

The suspected driver, a 37-year-old woman, turned herself in to officers at the Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct on Thursday at approximately 4:25 p.m.

 

Police said the suspect was transported downtown to be interviewed by detectives.