February 20, 2013

Unrelated driver injured in suspected street-racing collision

By The Spokesman-Review
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The driver of this black Mitsubishi 3000GT was speeding with another car west on York Avenue, when he collided with a Nissan Pathfinder SUV in the intersection of Washington Street and York Avenue Wednesday afternoon, Spokane police said. The vehicles ended up in the yard, but did not hit the house at 2603 N. Washington. The driver of the Mitsubishi was taken into custody. Washington was blocked off as police investigated the collision.
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One car racing with another hit a third vehicle at the corner of Washington and York, landing both wrecked vehicles in the front yard of a nearby home.

Police said the driver of a Mitsubishi 3000 GT was racing someone driving what witnesses described as a dark car from Division Street westbound on York. In the intersection at Washington, the Mitsubishi hit a Nissan Pathfinder, and both cars came to rest in the front yard of a nearby home.

The driver of the Nissan was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, who was not injured, has been arrested, police said.

So far, police only have the description of the other racing car as a “dark-colored car,” according to Sgt. Steve Braun of the Spokane Police Department.

Braun estimated the area would be closed off for at least two hours as police investigated the incident. Commuter traffic was routed through alternate neighborhood streets. The roads reopened in the evening.

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