Hit & Run Drunk Driver Seriously Injures Young Girl Near Millwoo - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Hit & Run Drunk Driver Seriously Injures Young Girl Near Millwood

Spokane County Sheriff's Department Press Release:

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Saturday evening around 7:53 pm, deputies responded to the area of Maringo Drive just west of Argonne Road on the report of a female child being struck by a hit and run vehicle.  Upon arriving on scene, deputies learned a 2-year-old girl was riding in a bicycle carrier trailer, with a bicycle helmet on, when a suspected drunk driver came around the corner off of Argonne Road at a high rate of the speed, crossing over onto the wrong side of the roadway, and literally ran over the trailer.  The vehicle never stopped and immediately fled the scene.

A witness was following behind the suspected drunk driver, who was operating a 2003 Honda Element.  The witness followed the Honda to the Pasadena Apartment complex, which is located in the north 4700 block of Pasadena Lane.  The witness blocked the suspect in with his vehicle and then confronted the suspect, asking if he had any idea what he just did.  The suspect, who appeared intoxicated to the witness, just replied with a profanity.  The suspect briefly went into an apartment, but then came right back out.  It was around this time that deputies arrived on scene at the apartment complex.

The suspect, identified as 22 year-old Timmy N. Nguyen of Spokane, did not want to answer questions and kept asking if he was under arrest, as he was a Gonzaga law student.  Through the deputies' investigation, Nguyen was subsequently arrested for felony hit and run and vehicular assault.  He was taken to a local hospital for a blood draw.  These blood samples will be sent to the state toxicology laboratory in Seattle and it will take around a month to receive the results of the toxicology analysis.  After obtaining Nguyen's blood sample, he was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for the aforementioned felonies.

The 2-year-old girl remains in serious condition at a local hospital's ICU with a skull and wrist fracture, but is doing well and expected to recover.  Deputies at the scene reported the girl's bicycle helmet was basically blown apart due to the collision with the Honda.  While the little girl did receive serious injuries, the hospital doctors commented had the girl not been wearing a helmet, the outcome would likely have been fatal.  Once again, this is another reminder for all users of the road to always wear the appropriate safety equipment, i.e. bicycle helmet, seatbelts, etc.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Victims in Lewiston double homicide identified

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-11-23 02:38:39 GMT

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>

    LEWISTON, Idaho - Autopsies have been performed on the two women who were found dead in Lewiston on Tuesday. One victim was identified as suspect Richard Allen Carlin's ex-wife, 72-year-old Raetta Dee Carlin. The other woman was identified as 50-year-old Michelle Lynn Carlin, the daughter of Raetta and Richard Carlin.

    >>
  • Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Head-on crash kills 1, injures 8, when driver attempts to pass slow-moving vehicle on Hwy 95

    Thursday, November 23 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-11-23 21:01:52 GMT

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>

    SAGLE, Idaho - A fatal and serious injury head-on crash has killed one man and injured eight others, including five children, who all had to be transported to Kootenai Health. The crash occurred on Wednesday, November 22, the day before Thanksgiving, on Highway 95 at milepost 466.5, two miles south of Sagle, Idaho.

    >>
  • Semi crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene blocks eastbound lanes for hours

    Semi crash on I-90 in Coeur d'Alene blocks eastbound lanes for hours

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-11-23 03:41:53 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash with a semi truck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Wednesday morning. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Idaho State Police report a white 2017 Freightliner truck towing three box trailers driven by 40-year-old Ricardo T.J. Saenz of Pasco, Washington. was headed eastbound and attempted to change lanes.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash with a semi truck in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Wednesday morning. It happened around 11:45 a.m. Idaho State Police report a white 2017 Freightliner truck towing three box trailers driven by 40-year-old Ricardo T.J. Saenz of Pasco, Washington. was headed eastbound and attempted to change lanes.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/