Twenty years ago most people would say the most dangerous intersections in Spokane were First and Monroe, Second and Lincoln, Third and Division or Mission and Hamilton but most of us can agree that Division and Sprague can be a very nerve-wracking intersection to drive through, even today..
Division and Sprague has a long history. Not only is it the intersection which divides up the city, there have been hit and run accidents here, bicycle accidents, rollover accidents, trucks stuck under the train tracks, and the explosion which took place there on Sept. 6, 1890.
Types of accidents at intersections
Sometimes drivers run red lights. In other situations cars are rear ended or someone driving under the influence causes an accident. But the most common accident in an intersection involves people making a left hand turn.
The car turning left into traffic is usually liable for the accident. There are exceptions to this, for example, if the car causing the collision ran a red light. And, sometimes both parties are at fault. In any accident it is important to speak to an attorney regarding fault and contributing factors before making any conclusions on your own.
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Proving fault after an intersection can be complicated. Insurance companies know this and may attempt to use this against you.
If you ever find yourself or a loved one injured in an intersection accident contact us for a free, friendly, confidential consultation. We have been representing the people of Spokane since 1948 and have recovered millions in compensation for the injured. We are local car accident attorneys who will help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Here is a neat 360 of Division and Sprague: