Medical episode may have caused Post Falls collision - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Medical episode may have caused Post Falls collision

POST FALLS, Idaho - The Post Falls Police Department now says preliminary evidence suggest the driver of a Jeep who ran a red light in Post Falls Friday and struck two vehicles may have suffered a medical episode that caused him to lose control of the vehicle.

The Jeep was heading west on Mullan around 9 a.m. and ran a red light at Idaho st. where it struck one car. 

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The Jeep struck two vehicles before rolling and coming to rest on its top

The driver continued down Mullan at a high rate of speed and into oncoming traffic before hitting a Ford Contour head-on, causing the Jeep to roll.

When police and rescue crews arrived the driver of the Contour was trapped in the vehicle and the driver and juvenile passenger where still inside the Jeep. All occupants had significant injuries and were extricated by medical personnel.

The driver of the Contour, 37-year-old James Norris of Post Falls, suffered multiple fractures and trauma.

The driver of the Jeep, 59-year-old John Watson of Post Falls, suffered a traumatic leg injury and his juvenile passenger, a 13-year-male, had facial and leg injuries. Police say the Watson and his passenger were not wearing seatbelts.  All victims were transported by ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center for treatment.

The posted speed limit in that area is 25 miles per hour and witnesses say the Jeep was going much faster than that at the time of the collision.

The Post Falls Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into this accident and requests if anybody has any further information to contact the Post Falls Police Department.

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