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Vehicle went end-over-end down embankment

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Mike Prager
The Spokesman-Review

SPOKANE, Wash. - An 18-year-old driver whose vehicle plunged end-over-end down a steep embankment west of High Drive on Monday evening survived because he was wearing a seat belt, fire officials said.

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He was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. His condition this morning was not initially available from authorities.

The victim's crumpled car was found midway down the steep hillside by a hiker, who called for help from the scene about 6:30 p.m. and then climbed up the hill to meet firefighters coming down from High Drive, said Battalion Chief Steve Sabo in a Monday night press release.

The accident apparently occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. when a witness driving along state Highway 195 in Latah Valley saw the car plunge down the hill. The witness called in the incident but did not wait for firefighters who responded to the bottom of the hill at Highway 195 and Thorpe Road.

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