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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Woman arrested after serious injury crash in north Spokane

A woman was arrested on several felony charges after she was accused of causing a crash that seriously injured two people Wednesday afternoon.

A police officer spotted a vehicle driving at 50 mph on residential side streets near Mallon Avenue and Crestline Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. and attempted to pull the car over. A male passenger jumped out when the car slowed, but the car sped off, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The pursuit was quickly called off because the car was approaching busy arterial streets, police said. A few minutes later, someone called 911 to report a crash at Trent Avenue and Helena Street involving the fleeing car.

Police caught the driver after she injured her leg while trying to escape by climbing a fence topped with razor wire, the news release said. The two people in the other car had injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

Police believe the woman was under the influence. She is facing charges of attempting to elude police, vehicular assault and felony hit and run. Her name has not been released by police.

The man who ran from her car has not been located.

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