Skooter reports 11/30/12
Police are seeking for a 37-year-old woman after she deliberately rammed two teen girls with her car after an argument in West Seattle.
The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of SW Thistle Street, which is near Chief Sealth High School.
A witness Thomas Terry said all of a sudden you hear, 'Boom! Boom!. And he saw two bodies just fly up in the air; the car just sped off like nothing had happened. The car had to be going at least 60, 65 mph.
The victims, Cassandra Goodwin, 18, and her 17-year-old friend, were rushed to Harborview Medical Center. Goodwin was initially listed in critical condition but was raised to serious condition later Wednesday. The 17-year-old was expected to be out of the hospital Wednesday evening.
According to Goodwin’s sister Amelia Pryer, Cassandra couldn't move and she couldn't breathe. And from what the doctors say she has internal bleeding in her head.
The incident began with an argument over the driver’s dog, police and witnesses said. The dog leaped on Cassandra. The teen struck the dog, said family friend Chelsea White.
The dog’s owner a woman became furious when she thought Cassandra hit her dog, who had gotten loose from her home across the street from the school. Goodwin apologized after she hit the dog, White said.
The argument between the girls and the woman became hot, and witnesses say the woman then upped the ante. The woman produced a Taser and chased the girls with a Taser, White said. The girls ran towards the high school
The driver turned around the corner, she intentionally drove her car in a certain manner so she could hit Cassandra, White said. Police are still looking for the driver, who sped away after the crash in a black Honda.
Later Seattle police said the driver called 911 to let them know she would give in at 4 p.m., but the time passed with no surrender and she remains at large.
Anyone with information about her location is asked to call 911.
The woman suspected of running over two teens in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday has turned herself in.
Amy Lynn O'Brien, 37, who called police and told them she'd give in at 4 p.m. Wednesday, turned herself in at about 24 hours later, at 4:25 p.m. Thursday. After giving herself in, O'Brien was interviewed by detectives and later booked into the King County Jail for felony assault.