13-year-old, 15-year-old facing multiple charges for allegedly hitting pedestrians on purpose

Seattle Police have arrested a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old who allegedly intentionally drove at pedestrians in November. 

The first incident was reported just off Aurora Ave. on Nov. 26, just before 2 a.m. Police said a woman was hit when a driver purposely veered in her direction. The car took off, but multiple people scrambled to help her up.

Detectives discovered cell phone video from inside the car. A passenger is heard encouraging the driver to hit someone with the car saying, "Hit this b****". Once they do, they're heard laughing.

"The incident repeats itself a few blocks down, where police say a second victim was walking in the bus lane when they were hit from behind.

The person flew over the car. Those responsible were heard laughing.

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The car didn't stop in either incident. After SPD reviewed 911 call records, hospital admissions, and witness video, both victims came forward. They both suffered serious injuries. 

Just over two months after the incident, Seattle Police announced that a 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl were arrested in Snohomish County for their alleged involvement in the crime.

It appears the 15-year-old was driving at the time of the crash. 

Both teens were arrested without incident and were booked into the Children and Family Justice Center. 

The 15-year-old was charged with:

  • Two counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.
  • Two counts of felony hit-and-run
  • Two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle

The 13-year-old was charged with: 

  • Two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon
  • Two counts of second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission

Defense attorneys for both teens requested that they be released on electronic home monitoring. However, Judge Victoria Gaván denied the request.

The 15-year-old was already out on bail for a separate case in Snohomish County when the alleged incidents happened in Seattle.  

"[These] were a callous disregard for the safety of individuals. Not just callous, she literally played a live game of Frogger. And two people are very hurt by it, physically and mentally," judge Gaván said.