Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1:37 a.m.
Spokane Police Major Crimes Collision reconstructionists were called to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of Hamilton and Montgomery tonight. Hamilton was closed for several hours while investigators photographed and collected evidence at the scene. All three people involved, two adult drivers and a young child, were transported to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries. The child sustained fractures in the crash, but none of the injuries on any of the involved parties were considered life threatening. The street has now reopened. Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
Tonight, February 12, 2018, just after 9:00pm, Spokane Police and other emergency personnel were called to the report of a two car crash at the intersection of Hamilton and Montgomery. From what officers were able to gather initially at the scene, it appeared that a black passenger car, carrying an adult male and small child, was northbound on Hamilton. A grey passenger car, driven by an adult female, attempted to cross westbound on Montgomery and was hit on the driver’s side by the black car. Preliminary information also indicated the young child was not in any kind of child restraint, though he, due to his age and size, was required to be.
Due to the severity of the crash, both drivers were assessed by drug recognition experts and Major Crimes Collision experts were called to the scene. Both vehicles were towed from the scene as evidence. Once the investigation is complete, investigators will determine what citations and/or charges the driver(s) will be facing. Again, this information is preliminary. Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not spoken to police is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
This is an important reminder that child restraints are required until 8 years of age or 4’9” (57”) in height AND the child MUST fit the seatbelt correctly to be out of a child restraint/booster seat. Since seatbelts are made for adults, children typically don’t fit them correctly until they are 4’9”, which for most children is between the ages of 10-12. If you have any questions about child passenger safety, would like an appointment to have your carseat checked, or would like to see when the next Carseat Checkup event is, please contact SafeKids Spokane at https://washington.providence.org/campaign/phc-campaigns/safe-kids-spokane/ or visit their FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/safekidsspokane/?ref=br_rs.
Officer John O'Brien