Police arrest hit and run driver accused of injuring two girls

Mirror staff reports:

Des Moines police report that a driver suspected of a hit-and-run accident was arrested in Federal Way.

About 7:15 p.m. July 5, Des Moines police received a call that a 2012 Nissan Murano was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 25700 block of 16th Avenue South. Witnesses told Des Moines police that the Murano struck a parked vehicle, then hit two young girls who were walking on the shoulder of the road. The driver fled the scene.

Witnesses provided the license plate of the vehicle, which was registered to a Federal Way address. Federal Way police went to the address, located the vehicle that reportedly fled the scene of the accident, and arrested the driver.

Des Moines police took custody of the 52-year-old male suspect. Police believe drugs or alcohol were not involved. The suspect's vehicle was impounded, and the suspect was booked on felony hit and run charges at the SCORE jail. The suspect was then transferred to King County Jail.

The two girls, ages 8 and 12, were transported by ambulance to Valley Regional Medical Center. Their injuries were non-life-threatening. Des Moines police report that the girls suffered scrapes and bruises, and were undergoing tests to rule out any serious injuries.


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