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The death last month of a Spokane bicycle commuter – the third bicycling fatality in the city in less than a year – underscores the stakes in the ongoing transformation of communities into more bicycle-friendly places. A fourth bicyclist died in North Idaho last summer, making 2010 a particularly deadly year for Inland Northwest riders.
A Spokane father is in jail after two children he was towing on a sled behind an ATV slammed into a parked police car, sending the kids to the hospital. Spokane police say Ramon D. Noggles, 33, was under the influence of alcohol when the collision happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of East Pratt Avenue.
A Spokane man is in jail after two children he was towing on a sled behind an ATV slammed into a parked police car, sending the kids to the hospital.
More than 30 people visited the Valley Hospital and Medical Center emergency room last weekend with sledding injuries ranging from broken shins to fractured spines. “They were almost exclusively from Valley Mission Park,” said Dr. Wayne Tilson, emergency department medical director.
Bad weather always causes more problems for the Spokane Valley Fire Department and the two weeks ending Wednesday were no different. The department responded to 495 calls, many more than normal. “Our alarm soundings go up and car accidents double or triple,” said Bill Clifford, assistant fire marshal.
A series of traffic accidents this afternoon stopped eastbound traffic on Interstate 90 at the Medical Lake interchange, authorities said.
A 47-year-old Spokane man was killed Monday when his motorcycle struck a guardrail on U.S. Highway 195 just north of Rosalia, according to the Washington State Patrol. Paul E. Ganoung died at the scene after he struck the rail and was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, the WSP said.
Law enforcement officers and medics responded to three accidents in the Spokane area today, including a fatal accident involving a motorcyclist south of the city.
A three-vehicle accident in Liberty Lake this morning was blocking westbound traffic on Appleway, and was one of several accident across the region this morning.
Icy road conditions in the Inland Northwest contributed to the first major weather-related accidents of the season Friday night, prompting officials to remind drivers to slow down during inclement weather. On Friday night, a 16-year-old Nine Mile Falls girl was killed on a remote north Spokane County road when she lost control of her vehicle while talking on her cell phone, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The rut is winding down, leaving motorists with one fewer reason for colliding with a deer, elk or moose on the highway. The annual fall mating season, which peaks in November, involves bucks chasing does, hunters pursuing bucks and vehicles driving through the flurry of activity at 60 mph.
Post Falls police and fire crews have responded to Mullan Avenue and Idaho Street where a rollover injury accident apparently has trapped a vehicle occupant.
A man died after being hit by a car in downtown Sandpoint Thursday afternoon.
Snow falling in the upper elevations of Spokane County apparently set the stage for a string of traffic accidents this morning.
Cooler weather is opening the possibility of snowfall in lower elevations of the Inland Northwest on Thursday and Saturday mornings, a forecaster said Monday.
A man died on Highway 21 in Ferry County Friday night after another driver crossed the center line and struck his car.