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Van falls on two men working on it

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 2010

Two men were injured in northeast Spokane on Tuesday morning when a vehicle they were working on dropped onto them, fire officials said.

Spokane firefighters responded to a call at 10:50 a.m. at East Princeton Avenue and North Mayfair Street. The two men were transported to Spokane hospitals, one of them with apparent serious injuries, officials said.

The men were attempting to change a tire on a minivan when the jack holding up the vehicle gave way, dropping the van onto both men, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.

A passer-by spotted the men and worked quickly to free them about the same time that a nearby fire paramedic team arrived, Schaeffer said.

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