Stories tagged: traffic fatalities
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:22 a.m.
Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited
Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year – the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 6 p.m.
Unbuckled seat belts the common denominator in rash of local traffic deaths
Eight people killed in car crashes in the Inland Northwest since early May had something in common: They weren’t wearing seat belts.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 12:47 p.m.
Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record
The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before.
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012
Separate auto crashes leave two people dead
Serious auto accidents in the Spokane area killed two and injured several more on Wednesday. • One man was killed and two others were badly injured in a crash in …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2011
Man dies when truck hits tree
A traffic fatality Monday night near Deer Park became the fifth roadway death in the Inland Northwest over the Christmas holiday period. Bradley Updegrove, 45, of Deer Park, was driving …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2011
Getting There: Council chooses streets for repair
Spokane city officials have come up with what they believe will be an equitable way of spending a new $20 annual vehicle license fee to fix streets. The Spokane City …
Thu., March 31, 2011
Traffic fatalities dropping steeply
OLYMPIA – Traffic fatalities in Washington continued their downward trend in 2010, reaching the lowest level in at least 35 years, the state Traffic Safety Commission announced Wednesday. There were …