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Man critically injured when dragged under truck in crash

Thu., July 23, 2009, 7:58 a.m.

A 50-year-old man working on a Ford Explorer along Day-Mt. Spokane Road was critically injured when a car rear-ended the Ford about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.

Timothy Carl Jackson, of Mead, was airlifted to a downtown Spokane hospital and was in critical condition at the intensive care unit, said sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan.

Jackson’s dark green Ford was disabled in the eastbound lane of the roadway, and the Ford’s lights or flashers were not operating at the time of the accident.

Jackson was working at the front of the truck when it was hit and pushed 100 feet forward by a Honda Accord driven by Cameron James Stevenson, 21.

Jackson was thrown beneath the Ford and dragged with the vehicle as it was shoved forward. Jackson’s wife was inside the Ford but not hurt. Stevenson suffered minor head injuries from striking the windshield of his Honda. He was not wearing a seat belt.

The accident remains under investigation, Reagan said. Jackson remained in critical condition as of 4:15 p.m. today, Reagan said.

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