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Jeep flips when hit by pickup in downtown Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

A Jeep Patriot upside down and facing the wrong way was the spectacle of a busy downtown Spokane intersection Monday afternoon.

Witnesses of the collision said the Jeep was headed south at about noon on Stevens Street when it was clipped at the rear by an eastbound pickup truck on First Avenue. The Jeep turned, rolled and came to a rest on its top facing north.

Police at the scene said the driver of the pickup ran a red light.

Spokane police were on scene within minutes and issued a citation to the driver of the pickup.

Both men were mostly uninjured. The driver of the Jeep escaped with only a scrape on his hand.

Traffic was affected briefly while emergency crews arrived. First Avenue was closed for a few minutes, but then reopened with two lanes. Stevens Street was open and moving on two lanes.

The Jeep was damaged, while the truck had small dents on its front end.


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