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Friday, March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024

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Street racing caused six-car crash that injured child, Sheriff’s Department says


TACOMA — A multivehicle crash in Spanaway left several people injured, including a child, Thursday morning.

Witnesses reported that around 11:47 a.m. two Dodge Chargers were driving at a high speed and racing one another. A driver in a maroon Charger tried to pass someone and rear-ended another vehicle, according to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department news release. The driver lost control and that caused the crash at Military Road South and Spanaway Loop Road South, the news release said.

Six cars had to be towed and several people were injured and taken to the hospital, including a child. No serious injuries were reported at the time, the release said.

A few children who were in cars when the crash happened were taken to the hospital by their parents, said Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Darren Moss.

The driver who allegedly caused the crash was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and was taken to the hospital. The driver of the second charger was cited for reckless driving at the scene, the release said.

The road was shut down while the scene was documented and the vehicles were towed, the release said.

The Sheriff’s Department posted on social media about 4:45 p.m. that the road was open again.

“Please drive safe today!” the release said. “We need everyone to make it to their events and make it back home tonight. As always do not drink and drive! Stay the night, catch a ride, walk, bike or have a sober driver. There are no excuses for anyone to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”