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January 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Girls, 11 and 15, injured in suspected DUI crash in Puyallup

A 12-year-old girl was injured in a head-on collision in Puyallup Friday night. (Puyallup Police Department)

Two girls, 11 and 15, were injured in a head-on collision in Puyallup Friday night. (Puyallup Police Department)

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Puyallup police say the 40-year-old man who was arrested was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for investigation for vehicular assault due to significant injuries of the an 11-year-old girl.

The 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital.

Update, 10 a.m.: Police say two girls, ages 11 and 15,  were injured in the head-on collision in Puyallup Friday night. This corrects original reports that a 12-year-old girl was injured.

Both girls were passengers in one of the cars and were taken to a Tacoma-area hospital Friday night in serious, but non-life-threatening, condition, the Puyallup police said.

The 40-year-old man driving the other car was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked in Pierce County Jail.

Police say he crossed the center line and hit the other vehicle, carrying a family of five, head on. He will be arraigned Monday.

Original Post: Police say a 12-year-old girl was seriously injured after a head-on collision in Puyallup Friday night. The driver of one of the cars is suspected of DUI. The girl was a passenger in the other car, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

Two cars collided in the 1300 block of Shaw Road East around 9 p.m., police said.

Shaw Road East is closed at Highlands Boulevard and 12th Avenue Southeast, police said. Drivers should use alternate routes.

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