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Four hospitalized in T-bone crash in Spokane

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 12:10 a.m.

A woman was critically injured and three others sent to a hospital with unspecified injuries late Thursday in a T-bone crash at Trent Avenue and Napa Street in Spokane.

Spokane Police Sgt. John Griffin said witnesses reported that a man driving east on Trent in a 2012 Toyota Forerunner about 9:15 p.m. ran a red light, smashing into a northbound 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo, pushing it into a concrete wall on the northeast corner of the intersection.

Rescuers described the condition of the driver of the Monte Carlo as critical, Griffin said. Two adult males in the car and a child properly secured in a child seat also were injured, but the seriousness of their injuries was unclear late Thursday, he said. They were transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries and did not require hospitalization, Griffin said.

The visual field for eastbound drivers is hampered at the intersection by a railroad bridge, though there is an extra stoplight positioned lower to assist eastbound drivers.

“What we’re dealing with here, according to witnesses, is running a red light,” Griffin said.

As is protocol for serious accidents, an officer specializing in testing drivers for drugs and alcohol was called to the scene, Griffin said.

Investigation at the crash site was expected to keep the intersection closed to traffic until about 2 a.m.