Tour Commander, 509.625.7100
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 2:04 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, at approximately 5:15pm, units from the Spokane Fire Department (SFD) were dispatched to a vehicle extrication on I-90 at Lincoln Street in Downtown Spokane. Once on scene, SFD personnel encountered a multivehicle collision with significantly damaged vehicles in both the east and west bound lanes of I90. SFD personnel successfully extricated one entrapped patient utilizing the Jaws of Life. Seven other patients were treated by SFD paramedics and EMT's and transported by American Medical Response (AMR). All eight patients were transported to area hospitals, one critical, one serious and six with minor injuries. At the time of this release, the exact cause of the collision is unknown and is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Throughout the incident, I-90 was 100% closed to westbound traffic and down to one lane for eastbound traffic. A total of 23 firefighters from four different SFD fire stations along with six AMR ambulances responded to the incident.