Family wants justice after hit and run crash breaks father’s neck

A Spokane Valley family is lucky to be alive after a hit and run driver T-boned them on the South Hill Sunday night at the intersection of 34th Avenue and Myrtle.

“All of a sudden, we were just upside down. It felt like the car just blew up,” said Stephen Flagg. His family’s car rolled twice before landing on a sidewalk.

“All the witnesses, which there were many, said the car was doing more than 80 mph,” said Flagg. He broke his neck in the crash while the rest of his family walked away with only a few scratches and bruises. Flagg’s 7-month old son, Jackson, was remarkably untouched.

“He was fine. He was just happy as could be,” Flagg said. His [car seat] really saved his life.”

The person who hit them was driving without headlights on and ran away before police arrived.

“They didn’t even stop to see if we were okay,” said Ali Dunken, Flagg’s fiance and mother of his two young boys. “They just took off. Who does that? What kind of person are you to do that after you T-bone a car, and you don’t even know who is in the car, or if anyone is injured,” Dunken said.

While there is still plenty of anger over what happened, both parents know what could have happened – to them, or their kids. Flagg and Dunken credit their Subaru Outback for saving their lives.

Flagg just started a new job and said he will have to recover at home for the next six weeks. The family has started a GoFundMe page to cover living expenses.

Flagg hopes the driver responsible for Sunday night’s crash will either be caught, or turn themselves in. Spokane Police are investigating the crash. If you have any information, call Crime Check at 456-2233.