Complete Spokane County, WA accident reports and news.
Accidents in Spokane County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Spokane County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Spokane County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
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Most recent accident reports
A woman was driving southbound on Newport Highway when she passed out, went over the median, and struck some road signs and a tree before slamming into a Wendy's fast food restaurant. The woman was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
Stephanie Meier, who was also known as Stephanie Bender, sleeping on side of road, killed after being run over by truck at South Geiger Boulevard and South Lewis Street in Spokane, WA
A Spokane Wastewater Management truck ran over a pile of clothing and blankets on the roadside at South Geiger Boulevard and South Lewis Street about 7:00am, where a woman was unfortunately sleeping.
The driver of an SUV, who is yet to be named by the Washington State Patrol, was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled over several times along US Highway 395, south of Hatch Road in Spokane, Washington late Monday night.
Police believe that a 34-year-old man was riding a motorcycle north at a high rate of speed, when he failed to negotiate a turn to the east and crashed. The man was injured and taken to the hospital. Check back for updates on the identity of the victim.
Pilot Michael Clements, 61, dies from injuries in small-plane crash near East Sprague Avenue and North Erie Street in Spokane, Washington
The pilot of a small airplane, identified as Michael Clements, 61, was critically injured Sunday when the single-engine Piper Malibu crashed east of downtown Spokane.The plane lost power a short time after takeoff, hit the top of a BNSF railroad viaduct, and crashe
An inattentive pickup driver slams his vehicle into a medical marijuana dispensary on North Market Street in Spokane, Washington
Police report that a driver who drove his pickup into through the front of a medical marijuana dispensary Friday afternoon was not paying attention. The crash happened at the Northside Alternative Wellness Center, located in the 4800 block of North Market Street in Spokane, Washington.
Two people are injured after a two-car crash in Spokane, Washington Saturday afternoon. The accident occured on Sprague Avenue when one car failed to yield to on-coming traffic, resulting in the accident. That person was sited for failure to yield.
Tyler W. Dailey, 27, critically injured after allegedly evading arrest and crashing motorcycle at East North Foothills Drive and North Pittsburg Street in Spokane, WA; DUI is suspected
Police attempted to pull over a group of four speeding motorcyclists that consisted of Dailey, Scott R. Henry, 34, Ricky W. Jenks, 37, and one other person, but the group did not stop and sped up even further.
Susan Quaschnik injured in hit and run car crash, unable to call for help, in front of Rogers High School in Spokane, WA
Susan Quaschnik was involved in a hit and run crash and was not able to call for help because she has been battling throat cancer for years and did not have a voice box.
Two people were hospitalized following a three-car crash on Crestline and 57th around 7:45 a.m. in Spokane Thursday morning. Traffic was reduced traffic to one lane at the intersection, but both lanes should be open by 8:45 a.m.
Minor injuries reported in 4-vehicle crash on I-90 eastbound Division Street offramp in Spokane, Washington
Washington State Patrol says four cars were involved in the collision on the Division St. offramp of I-90 eastbound early Thursday morning. Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seatbelt, and injuries were reportedly minor.
Chancer Prouty, 24, killed after being thrown from car near Maple Street Bridge in Spokane, Washington
A driver was ejected when their car went over an embankment near Riverside and Maple streets near the south end of the Maple Street Bridge, according to Spokane police. The accident occurred at about 1:30 a.m., and the car was discovered by police about halfway down the hill.
Rick Johnson found severely injured on the side of Geiger Boulevard in Medical Lake, WA; hit-and-run most likely cause
It was in the evening when Johnson was taking one of his usual walks along Geiger Boulevard, but due to the very windy conditions that night he decided he would turn back early.
The actual cause of the accident is unclear, but it has been reported that a car containing two men drove into the Spokane River, and that the men were able to get themselves out and weren't seriously injured.