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Fire Roundup: Three teenagers injured in car accident

Two teenagers were seriously injured and another received minor injuries in an accident in the 3400 block of North Harvard Road on Nov. 15.

Spokane Valley Fire Department crews responded to cut one of the passengers out of the vehicle.

It appears that the driver was going north at a high rate of speed when he went over the railroad tracks, became airborne and lost control before hitting a telephone pole, said Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Clifford.

The weather at the time prevented crews from calling MedStar to transport the driver, Clifford said.

“I know we sent him to the hospital with serious injuries,” Clifford said.

The front seat passenger was also seriously injured, but the back seat passenger escaped with minor injuries. The crash is under investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

By the numbers: Crews responded to 186 calls from Nov. 14 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, including 142 emergency medical service calls. The calls included three downed power lines, three illegal trash and yard debris fires, a small chimney fire, a car fire and 20 car accidents.

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