15-year-old struck by car on Mullen Road in stable condition at Harborview

Staff writerFebruary 11, 2014 

A 15-year-old boy who was struck by a car while walking in the 7000 block of Mullen Road SE Monday morning was in stable condition Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Thurston County Sheriffs' Lt. Greg Elwin did not have further updates on the teens' condition. A 17-year-old girl who was driving to Timberline High School about 7:15 Monday morning when she struck the boy is under investigation for felony hit and run, Elwin has said.

Elwin said the 15-year-old was trying to cross Mullen Road when the girl's Toyota Camry struck him.

The 17-year-old girl told school officials at Timberline that she believed she may have struck someone, according to Elwin. The 17-year-old had no "malicious intent," but is under investigation because she did not stop.

The girl was not placed under arrest or taken into custody, Elwin said. After the sheriff's office completes its crash investigation, it will forward the results to the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and prosecutors there will determine whether criminal charges will be filed in connection with the case, Elwin said.

On Monday afternoon, a witness who stated she saw the accident wrote to The Olympian. The witness stated that the stretch of Mullen Road where the 15-year-old was struck has heavy traffic and lacks sidewalks or crosswalks, making it dangerous for pedestrians who are walking to school.



Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445 jpawloski@theolympian.com

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