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washington state statute 46 61 050

Police Vehicle Crashes with Taxi at Spokane Intersection

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on February 12, 2013

A Spokane County deputy was in a recent car accident with a taxicab after allegedly running through a flashing red light. According to a KREM news report, the accident occurred at the intersection of 2nd and Monroe in Spokane. Investigators say the deputy failed to stop at the light before crashing into the passenger side of the taxi. Neither of the motorists was reportedly injured. It is not clear if the deputy will be charged for the crash.

Under Washington State Statute 46.61.050, “The driver of any vehicle, every bicyclist, and every pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.” This means that all motorists must come to a complete stop at all stop signs and red lights. Read the rest »

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