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UPDATE: Two People Seriously Injured After Motorcycle Collides With Car

UPDATE: Sunday 12:44 PM

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - We just received word from the Sheriff's Department that doctors originally thought they'd have to amputate Laura Elliott's leg, but they were able to save her leg and it has not been amputated.

SPOKANE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE:

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - It has been a busy weekend for Spokane County Sheriff's Office traffic investigators.  Last night around 22:40 pm, collision investigators were called to a motorcycle versus vehicle serious injury crash on Tucker Prairie Rd near Jackie Rd.  This is the third major collision traffic investigators have responded to within 36 hours.

Fifty-two year old Michal Foutz of Edwall, WA was operating his 1981 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Tucker Prairie Rd.  His wife, Laura Elliott (48), was riding with him on the motorcycle.  Both Foutz and Elliott had been at the Hillyard Festival all day and were heading home.

In the area of the collision, there are several curves on Tucker Prairie Rd.  Foutz cut one of the corners and crossed over the centerline taking a 1993 Toyota Camry head-on being driven by Donald Brian (47) of Gig Harbor, WA.

Brian did not receive any serious injuries.  However, Foutz suffered several fractures in his lower left leg and was transported to a local hospital.  Elliott sustained a compound fracture to her left femur and had to have her leg amputated.  Elliott remains in critical condition in ICU at a local hospital.

Foutz had been drinking earlier at the Hillyard Festival so traffic investigators took a sample of his blood to determine his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to see how much of a factor his BAC was in the collision.  His blood sample will be sent to the Washington State Toxicology Laboratory for analysis, which takes approximately 6 weeks to get the results back.

Tucker Prairie Rd was shut down for nearly 4 hours while collision investigators processed the scene.  The roadway is now back open.  The investigation into the crash continues.

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