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Passenger ejected from roof of Jeep in north Spokane crash sustains minor injuries

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

The passenger of a Jeep Wrangler was ejected out of the roof and sustained minor injuries after a crash in North Spokane Tuesday morning. (Will Campbell / The Spokesman-Review)
The passenger of a Jeep Wrangler was ejected out of the roof and sustained minor injuries after a crash in North Spokane Tuesday morning. (Will Campbell / The Spokesman-Review)

Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a two-car crash in north Spokane that ejected a passenger from a car.

The crash occurred at about 6:50 a.m. Tuesday at Queen Avenue and Maple Street.

A Jeep Wrangler traveling west on Queen failed to stop at a stop sign, said Officer John O’Brien, Spokane police spokesman. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the Jeep were wearing seat belts, he said.

A Subaru Forester traveling north on Maple Street struck the Jeep, ejecting the passenger out of the detachable roof. The impact caused the Jeep to come to a rest on its side. The Subaru was sent into the yard of a nearby house and came to rest against the house, O’Brien said. The house did not appear to sustain structural damage.

The driver of the Subaru was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and the driver of the Jeep is cooperating with detectives, O’Brien said.

Police closed Maple Street for about two hours while the crash was cleared.

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