Sirens & Gavels

TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2011, 8 A.M.

Police sergeant involved in car crash

A Spokane Valley police sergeant struck a young driver who turned in front of him as he approached the police station in his patrol car Monday, police said.

Sgt. Mark Nygren (pictured) was not injured but the airbag deployed in his car it was towed from the scene, along with a 1988 Honda Accord driven by Chandra LaMarr, 18, of Hayden, Idaho.

Nygren was driving east on Sprague Avenue when Lamar pulled out from the police station driveway and turned left on to Sprague after waiting for pedestrians, according to a news release. Nygren's car stuck the driver's door of LaMarr's Honda about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Lamarr had a minor cut on one of her wrists but was otherwise uninjured. She was given a $175 ticket for failing to yield the right away.

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