A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition following a car wreck near 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street late Monday afternoon, according to Seattle officials.
The girl was apparently one of five passengers in a blue Honda that slammed into a pole while traveling northbound at around 4:10 p.m., officials said.
She sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. Another passenger, a young boy, was transported to that hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Moore said, and an adult passenger complained of back pain.
The cause of the collision was not immediately clear.
Jeff Kappel, a spokesman for the Seattle Police Department, said drug-recognition experts responded to the scene, although he cautioned that is a routine procedure.
The collision blocked traffic until about 8:30 p.m., according to Kappel.
The intersection is directly outside of Garfield High School.