Underage Driver Causes Three-Car Crash in Washington

An underage driver caused a three-car crash.A 14-year-old boy caused a three-car crash on a Washington highway after taking his mother's car out without her permission with his teenage girlfriend.

Police said the boy, who has not been identified, was driving the Toyota Celica so quickly that a witness going about 65 miles per hour said the teen passed his car "like it was standing still." The boy was reportedly recklessly weaving through traffic near Interstate 405 in Tukwila.

The young driver collided with the back of a pickup in the left lane, causing both vehicles to slide across the right lanes and hit a barrier. The pickup truck hit another car as it lost control on the highway. Police said the teen attempted to drive away but lost control of the car and crashed into the barrier again.

No one was seriously injured. The boy could face charges of reckless driving, hit and run, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

About one in five fatal car accidents involve an unlicensed driver, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Many of those drivers previously had multiple suspensions on their drivers licenses.