Morning hit-and-run intersection near SCC has history of accidents

Print
Email
|

by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 6:37 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Police arrested a pickup truck driver accused of crashing into a car and leaving the scene.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. at Mission and Greene near Spokane Community College.

Reports show this intersection has been plagued with accidents. 47 crashed have happened at Mission and Greene between 2010 and 2012. This makes the intersection 6th on the list of most wrecks in the city during that time. 

Cameras are set up around the city to catch red light runner, but none are located on Mission and Greene.

Spokane Traffic Officer Teresa Fuller says several factors were taken into consideration in deciding the locations for red light cameras including intersections with the most t-bone crashes. 

Fuller says if the city extends the red light camera contract that expires at the end of the year, police would look at additional intersections for the cameras.

Witnesses say the truck driver plowed through a red light at Mission and Greene and collided with a car. Crews extricated the car's driver and transported him to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Officers tracked down the truck driver and arrested him. He’s now charged with a felony hit-and-run.

 

Print
Email
|