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UPDATE: Child Hit By Truck In East Central Spokane; Drugs Found

SPOKANE, Wash. -

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPT: A 12-year-old Stevens Elementary School student was hit by a pickup truck Monday morning. The child was thrown more than 60 feet and suffered significant internal injuries and broken bones. Although not impaired at the time of the incident, the pickup truck driver was in possession of drugs, did not have a valid driver's license and was a felon in possession of firearms.

Just after 8:00am Spokane police patrol officers responded to an injury collision at Mission Ave and Magnolia. According to witnesses, a 12-year-old Stevens Elementary student was waiting to cross Mission, towards Stevens elementary school, preparing for his morning crossing guard duties. Several vehicles stopped and yielded to the boy, however a pickup truck did not, driven by Brandon L. Maganas (11/2/87). Maganas's pick-up truck struck the boy, causing the boy to roll over 60 feet, through the intersection. The boy was transported to a local hospital with internal injuries and numerous broken bones. The 12-year-old child is list in stable condition at a local hospital. 

During the course of the investigation, SPD Motor Officer Shaidon Storch located a bag containing Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and three schedule narcotics. The bag had been secreted under a vehicle after the collision. Officers also located evidence of drug paraphernalia and indications of possible narcotics distribution. 

The driver, Maganas, was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail on six counts of possession of a controlled substance. Two firearms were located inside the truck, and Maganas is a convicted felon, making it illegal to possess firearms. 

Maganas' has a suspended driver's license and does not have any vehicle insurance; and will be facing additional charges. The cause of the collision is Fail to Yield Right of Way to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.

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SPOKANE, Wash. - On Monday morning a child was struck by a white truck at Mission & Magnolia. Police believe the accident happened the truck in the near eastbound lane stopped to allow an elementary school student from Stevens Elementary to cross.

The white truck in the center east bound lane did not see the child and hit him as he crossed in the cross walk. The accident occurred before the adult volunteer crossing guards arrived to help students walk across Mission.

The driver of that white pickup was cooperating with the investigation until another witness notified police that the driver of the truck may have thrown a small baggy under a nearby parked car.

Police retrieved a small amount of drugs from that baggy and searched the pickup, finding a considerable amount of meth, heroine and marijuana.

The driver, identified as Brandon Lee Maganas, is being charged with 6 drug possession charges as well as driving while suspended.

Police don't believe that he was under the influence at the time of the accident but are investigating that possibility.

The child was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for broken ribs and other injuries.

 

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