A 16-year-old girl was walking across a gas station parking lot near Puyallup when she was hit by a car.
The driver fled Wednesday without checking on the girl.
Now, an 18-year-old woman is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to first-degree assault and felony hit-and-run.
The girl suffered serious injuries, must wear a neck brace and is “immobilized,” records show.
The incident happened at a convenience store at 160th Street East and Canyon Road East.
“The video showed the defendant driving at 20 to 30 mph prior to striking the victim,” according to charging papers. “The victim can be seen in the video flying several feet into the air.”
The woman is seen leaving the scene.
When deputies spoke to her later, she told them her car’s brakes failed and she was waiting until she knew the girl was OK before coming forward, according to the documents.
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