Auto Pedestrian Collision with Life Threatening Injuries

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:40 p.m.

On Saturday Spokane Police Officers responded to an auto vs pedestrian collision with life threatening injuries as well as the resulting altercations stemming from the collision.

On Saturday, August 15th at about 8:50 PM Spokane Police Officers were dispatched to an auto versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of Monroe and Carlisle. When officers arrived on scene they estimated there to be somewhere between 100 to 120 persons in the roadway and adjoining sidewalks.  Some were standing around, some were fighting and some appeared to be providing care to a man lying in the north bound lanes of Monroe.  More officers were called to the scene.  Spokane Fire along with AMR EMS arrived soon after police. 

Most of the members of the crowd who were fighting or staying in the street complied with officers requests to stop fighting and get out of the roadway. 

Fire and EMS treated the male down in the road and he was transported to the hospital.  Once the chaos was controlled, Spokane police officers took witness, victim and suspect statements, viewed video evidence and determined the following: 

A number of persons were occupying the parking lot at Monroe and Carlisle after “cruising” on Monroe.  At some point in time there was an auto versus pedestrian collision on Monroe and an assault, involving the driver of the car, Jack Young (32), the un-named victim of the collision, a second pedestrian, Abby Wade (35) and Gregory Parke (39).   The resulting collision and person to person assault incited other fights and disorderly behavior.  It was determined Young was intoxicated while driving the car at the time of the collision.

The victim of the collision was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital by Fire and EMS personnel, he had life threatening injuries.

The Spokane Police department, MCU traffic investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. 

Jack Young (32) was charged with vehicular assault.

Gregory Parke (39) was charged with 4th degree assault and Disorderly conduct.

Abby Wade (35) was charged with Pedestrian in a roadway and Disorderly conduct.

The investigation is ongoing.  Charges for the involved parties could change or be modified as the investigation continues.

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