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Motorcyclists critically injured in crash with SUV

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017

Fire crews worked to lift an SUV off two trapped motorcyclists at Broad Avenue and Nevada Street on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Spokane Fire Department)
Fire crews worked to lift an SUV off two trapped motorcyclists at Broad Avenue and Nevada Street on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Spokane Fire Department)

Two motorcyclists were critically injured Wednesday night after a collision with an SUV that left them trapped underneath the vehicle.

The crash occurred in the intersection of Broad Avenue and Nevada Street just before 7 p.m. Wednesday. After the collision the male driver and female passenger both ended up trapped underneath the SUV, said Spokane Fire Department Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer.

Fire crews used air bags to lift the SUV and rescue the two riders, who were both wearing helmets. Their injuries are life threatening, said police Officer Josh Laiva.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with police, said police officer Josh Laiva.

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