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Car destroys Spokane Valley couple’s front yard again

The Yarbroughs lobbied Spokane Valley's City Council to get Jersey barriers put up on the north east corner of the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Carnahan Road, as a way to protect their yard and themselves. When that happened earlier this year, it set off a slew of complaints from a couple of neighbors who argue the Jersey barriers make the corner more dangerous. 

However, on the morning of July 17 a car came hurtling off the Carnahan Hill, blew through the intersection and pulverized one of the barriers - sending baseball-sized chunks of concrete raining over the Yarbroughs' home. The car tore out the chain link fence, an apple tree and flew through the second fence by the driveway, flipped over on its side and landed in a neighbor's fence. The driver had a medical emergency. To Michelle Yarbrough it's pretty clear that had the Jersey barriers not been in place, the car would have hit her house. Read the story in The Valley Voice on July 30. 


Pia Hallenberg
Pia Hallenberg joined The Spokesman-Review in 2004. She is currently a reporter for the City Desk covering Spokane Valley city hall and community news. She also writes news features about people and events.

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