Investigators are looking to speak with people who were at a party attended by a man accused of a drunken hit and run crash that injured a 2-year-old girl in Spokane Valley last week.
Timmy Nguyen, 22, was at a party at the clubhouse at the Pasadena apartment complex at East Wellesley Avenue and North Pasadena Lane before he left in a 2003 Honda Element and alleged struck a family riding bicycles near East Maringo Drive and North Argonne Road.
Danika Packard was riding in a bicycle trailer that police say was flattened by Nguyen's car. A witness followed Nguyen back to the apartment complex, where he was arrested.
Cpl. Dave Thornburg interviewed the witness and said the man doesn't consider himself a hero, rather "he did what any parent or concerned citizen would do in similar circumstances," according to a news release.
Thornburg is looking to speak to party goers to learn more about Nguyen's actions before the crash.
"Nobody from the party is in trouble or suspected of committing a crime, as it was not underage drinking party or anything along those lines," Thornburg wrote.
Thornburg can be reached by phone at (509) 477-2710 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The girl, who has been rewarded for wearing a bicycle helmet, was released from a hospital Wednesday and is recovery well. Thornburg served two search warrants Thursday, one of the car and another for Nguyen's medical records at Valley hospital. Nguyen, a student at Gonzaga Law School, was treated there briefly after he vomited in the back of the patrol car and police noticed labored breathing, according to the news release.