November 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM
UPDATE: Police seek driver who struck 2 girls outside Chief Sealth High
Seattle police are waiting for the woman who deliberately struck two students outside Chief Sealth International School with her car this morning to turn herself in.
Police said the 30-year-old woman called police after the hit-and-run incident and promised to turn herself in by 4 p.m. As of 8 p.m., she had not turned herself in and is still at large.
Police say the incident started after one of the teen girls apparently struck the woman’s dog. Police say the woman threatened one of the girls with a stun gun, but the girl ran away.
The girl was outside the school with a second girl when they were spotted by the woman, police said. The woman ”accelerated and hit both victims with her car” around 10:15 a.m., police said. The woman then took off.
Police said the woman was driving a black Honda. The model of the car is not known.
Police say that the girls, ages 17 and 18, were able to identify the woman who struck them.
According to the Seattle Fire Department, the injured girls were conscious and alert when medics arrived. They were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sealth Prinicpal Chris Kinsey sent the following letter to parents:
I wanted to let you know about an incident that occurred today near our school. At approximately 10:15 A.M. two Chief Sealth students were struck by a car while walking in the 2600 block of Southwest Thistle Street, across from the school.
Both students were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and both were able to communicate with medical personnel. Seattle police are investigating the details surrounding the incident.
Please be assured that the safety and security of our students is our number-one priority.
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