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Driver injured after semitruck fails to stop at traffic light in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol. (Jeff Sevigney / Washington State Patrol)
An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol. (Jeff Sevigney / Washington State Patrol)

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol.

A WSP memo said the collision occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Trent Avenue at Vista Road. Sevigney later shared a photo of the aftermath on Twitter: a smashed red coupe with the hood, windshield and driver’s side door ripped off, sitting beside the roadway in front of an outdoor clothing store.

“We were lucky today,” Sevigney wrote. “This crash at Trent-Vista today should have been a fatal. The 89-year-old driver who was hit by a semitruck that failed to stop at intersection is going to be OK. Please pay extra attention as you head home tonight.”

The names of the drivers weren’t immediately available.

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