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Police Cruiser Involved In Traffic Accident; Driver Cited

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Spokane County Sheriff's Office and Spokane Valley Police traffic investigators responded to five major crashes last week and it appears the vehicle mayhem has not stopped. Around 2:35 pm on Monday, 18-year-old Chandra Lamarr of Hayden, ID pulled out in front of a Spokane Valley Police sergeant causing a collision.

Sgt Mark Nygren was heading eastbound on Sprague Ave in his police vehicle approaching the Spokane Valley Police Station.  Lamarr had just let some pedestrians walk past her on the sidewalk and then pulled out from the police station driveway to make a left turn onto Sprague Ave. 

The patrol car struck Lamarr's vehicle, a 1988 Honda Accord, in the driver's door.  Lamarr did not suffer any serious injuries, just a minor cut to one of her wrists.  Sgt Nygren did not receive any injuries.  The airbags in the patrol car deployed due to the crash.  Both vehicles had to be towed away from the scene.  Lamarr received a $175 traffic ticket for failing to yield the right of way.

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