KENT, Wash. – A 16-year-old Kent-Meridian High School student is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries and a 22-year-old Kent man was arrested after a collision in the school’s parking lot Wednesday.
Kent police said early reports were that the driver entered the parking lot “at a high rate of speed” and lost control of his car.
They said the car then ran into the student, who was in a crosswalk.
The man was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault.
Police said it doesn’t appear that drugs are alcohol were a factor, but that speed was.
The teenager was listed in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center Wednesday night.