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Bicyclist death caused by hit-and-run injuries

A North Spokane bicyclist struck by a hit-and-run driver on North Division Street last month died from injuries suffered in the accident, an autopsy showed. Dennis Widener, 66, died after a blood clot traveled to his lungs from deep within his body, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office said Thursday.

‘People have got to stop doing these things’

Dennis Widener lay in a hospital bed last week recovering from serious injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident in late June, wondering who was responsible. He was riding his bicycle in north Spokane, at Division Street and Garland Avenue, when he was struck down by a brown sedan, possibly a Toyota Avalon, whose driver kept going.

A whole new meaning to law enforcement

Let me be first to say: “Welcome back to the SPD, Bradley Thoma!” Granted, I don’t know if the former Spokane police sergeant – who was fired in the wake of a boozed-up, hit-and-run bumper bender – will accept this reported offer to rejoin the force as a detective.

Hit-run suspect released from jail

Steven A. Black was released from jail on his own recognizance Monday after appearing before Superior Court Judge Michael Price on a hit-and-run charge. Black, 42, was arrested for hit-and-run over the weekend after police found his truck’s license plate at the scene.

Drivers strike woman’s body on Highway 28

A woman’s body was hit twice on state Highway 28 near Quincy, Wash. A driver called 911 to report that he hit something with his car in the 13000 block of Highway 28 early Wednesday.