Serious crash serves as reminder to use child safety restraints

Three injured in crash, including child

Spokane Police say a serious crash at Hamilton and Montgomery Monday night serves as an important reminder to use safety restraints for young children.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m., when a woman driving a gray passenger car west on Montgomery attempted to cross Hamilton, striking a black passenger car carrying a man and a small child.

Police say preliminary information showed that the child was not in any kind of child safety restraints, even though he was required to be due to his size and age.

Due to the severity of the crash, Major Crimes were called to the scene, and both drivers were assessed by drug recognition experts. Both cars were towed from the scene.

All three people involved in the crash were transported to the hospital for injures, the child suffering multiple fractures.

Spokane Police consider this crash an opportunity to remind all drivers that child restraints are required until a child is 8 years old or at least 4’9″ in height. The child must fit the seatbelt correctly to be out of a child restraint or booster seat.

Once the investigation is complete, investigators will determine what charges, if any, either driver will face.

In the meantime, if you know anything about this crash and have not talked to police, you are asked to call Crime Check. That number is (509) 456-2233.