Alcohol Suspected in Bellevue Crash that Injured Teen

According to King 5 News, a 16-year-old boy was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault after a crash in Bellevue early Saturday that left another teen seriously injured.

Police say at 12:06 a.m., three Bellevue Police officers were on a call in Bellevue when they saw a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  The officers then saw the 2008 Chrysler Sebring leave the roadway and crash into a retaining wall at the intersection of 108th Avenue SE.

Officers immediately attempted to help the occupants of the vehicle. Police say a passenger in the rear seat of the vehicle ran away from the scene. The front passenger of the vehicle was found unconscious in the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was not hurt, and was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault.

Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The front seat passenger in the vehicle, a male 16-year-old Bellevue resident, was not wearing a seatbelt. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries.

Officers found the rear seat passenger, a 16-year-old boy from Bellevue, at a residence nearly two hours after the crash. He was interviewed and released.

The investigation is continuing.

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