Multiple-car accident blocks I-90 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Multiple-car accident blocks I-90

SPOKANE, Wash. - Monday morning commuters on eastbound I-90 encountered delays after several vehicles wrecked just east of the Sprague exit at 8:19 am.  The crash left lanes blocked for about an hour and backed up traffic.

Washington State Patrol troopers say the accident started when a trooper attempted to pull a speeding car over.  The trooper motioned to the speeding driver to pull to the right but the driver of the vehicle started to pull over to the left and then went back toward the correct shoulder (the right).  The confusion resulted in the speeder being hit from behind and a third car was also hit and sent into the median.   

Emergency crews on the scene said three people were sent to the hospital but the injuries sustained in the accident were minor. 

Troopers say drivers need to pay attention as the weather changes and follow the directions of troopers when they are being pulled over.

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