Pedestrian hit by car, critically injured in Kent-Meridian H.S. parking lot

    Police respond to the accident scene.

    KENT, Wash. - A teenager was struck by a car and severely injured Wednesday while walking through the parking lot at Kent-Meridian High School, police said.

    Police and medics responded to the school, at 10020 SE 256th Street in Kent, at about 12:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a serious injury accident, said Cmdr. Kasner of the Kent Police.

    The 16-year-old student was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

    Kent Police say preliminary reports suggest the 22-year-old driver was speeding as he drove into the school parking lot. Investigators say he lost control of the car and struck the student in a crosswalk.

    The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was later arrested for for investigation of vehicular assault.

    School was not in session at the time of the accident since it was a regular scheduled administrative day off.

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