Monday, March 12, 2012

Child Hit By Truck In North Spokane

A 12-year-old Stevens Elementary School student hit by a pickup truck this morning is in stable condition at a local hospital after being thrown sixty feet and suffering significant internal injuries and broken bones.

Witnesses say several cars yielded to the boy who was trying to corss Mission at Magnolia to Stevens Elementary School, but the truck, driven by Brandon L. Maganas (11/2/87), did not.

Although not impaired at the time of the incident, Maganas was in possession of drugs, did not have a valid driver’s licenseand was a felon in possession of firearms. During the course of the investigation, officers located a bag containing Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana and three narcotics.

The cause of the collision is Fail to Yield Right of Way to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk.

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