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Kentridge HS student on life support after multi-car collision

Kentridge HS student on life support after multi-car collision »Play Video
Teagan McGinnis

KENT, Wash. -- A 16-year-old student was seriously injured on his way to school Tuesday morning when his car was hit in an intersection a block away from Kentridge High School, according to the Kent Police Department.

According to police, Teagan McGinnis was driving east on South 208th Street when he was hit by a car trying to make a left turn onto 208th Street from 120th Place Southeast. The collision caused the student to lose control of his car and hit another vehicle.

"It was pretty bad," said witness Ian Anderson. "I haven't seen a car crash that bad in a long time."

A Renton Police Department sergeant drove by the scene of the accident immediately after it happened and alerted the Kent Police Department before performing life-saving efforts on the student.

Teagan was transported to Harborview Medical Center. The Kent Police Department originally reported the student had died from his injuries. But, officials with the Kent School District say Teagan is still alive and on life support.

"I just hope he continues fighting for his life and get well soon," said Maria Pereira, a mother of a Kentridge student. "So sorry to hear that."

Kentridge school officials sent a letter home with students and will have counselors on hand Wednesday.

The other drivers involved in the crash, a 49-year-old Kent woman and a 58-year-old Kent woman, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.