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7 teens hurt in Pierce County 1-car crash

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Seven teenagers from Olympia were injured in a one-car accident in Pierce County on Saturday and the State Patrol says inattentive driving is the likely cause.

According to the State Patrol, the teens were traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in a 2005 Volkswagen Jetta when the driver hit the brakes and drove into the grass median, the car then slid into a pillar, causing the engine to separate from the vehicle. The car continued to spin before coming to a stop.

The Olympian reports ( three of the teens were taken to Madigan Army Medical Center and three to Tacoma General Hospital. One teen was not taken to an area hospital.

The driver of the car was 16 years old. The other passengers were 15, 16 or 17.

Names were not released because they are juveniles.


Information from: The Olympian,

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