A 17-year-old student from Curtis High School was severely injured late Friday when his 2004 BMW crashed into a tree in the 9200 block of Cirque Drive West in University Place.
The teen had been “traveling at an extremely high rate of speed,” said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer on Saturday.
The driver was westbound when his car left the roadway. The vehicle was a total loss, Troyer said.
Members of the University Place Police and West Pierce Fire & Rescue responded to the accident. The driver was extricated from the vehicle. No other people appeared to be involved, Troyer said.
The driver was taken to Tacoma General Hospital and remained in critical condition late Saturday.firstname.lastname@example.org