Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:31 a.m.
Spokane Police Officers responded to Everett and Nevada for a collision involving a vehicle and an adult male bicyclist. The bicyclist had significant injuries and was transported to the Hospital for treatment. Nevada Street had to be shut down for hours to complete the investigation into the collision. As of right now the roadway remains closed and the investigation is ongoing.
On July 23, 2019 Officers were dispatched to north Nevada Street for a vehicle that collided with a bicycle. Spokane Fire units were on scene and advised that the adult male had life threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. All of Nevada Street had to be shut down for the investigation. The traffic unit responded to the scene to conduct their investigation.
The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and was interviewed by Officers. A Drug recognition expert (DRE) responded to the scene to evaluate the driver, which is standard in all serious collisions. That investigation is still ongoing to see if impairment played a role in the collision. There were several witnesses who stayed on scene and were interviewed as well.
The bicyclist is expected to survive the collision. He has significant injuries including internal and numerous broken bones.
Nevada Street is still shut down and will remain that way until at least 8 p.m. This investigation is ongoing and some of the information may change in the future.
Officer John O'Brien