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Five-car collision causes injuries on Highway 95

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Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 9:45 am, Thu Jul 10, 2014.

An 88-year-old Spirit Lake man lost control of his SUV Tuesday on U.S. 95 at Chilco Road and was involved in a head-on collision with another car that sent multiple people to the hospital.

Edward L. Spitzer was headed south in his 2000 Chevrolet Blazer on the highway when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser head on, the Idaho State Police said.

Spitzer struck another vehicle, too, the state police said. Two other vehicles were involved in the five-vehicle accident, police said.

The accident blocked traffic for more than an hour, police said. The cars were blocking the northbound lanes.

Spitzer was cited for driving at speeds too fast for conditions, state police said.

Dawn E. Nolan, 44, of Rathdrum, the driver of the PT Cruiser and Spitzer were taken to Kootenai Medical Center for injuries. Dennis L. Jarchow, 68, of Spokane, was also injured and taken to KMC, police said.

Spitzer was listed in fair condition late Tuesday night, a nursing supervisor said. Nolan and Jarchow, who was driving a 2006 Volkswagon Beetle, were both treated at the hospital and released, she said.

Lisa Fiasa, 33, of Athol, who was driving a 2000 Pontiac GrandAm and Cynthia L. Schorr, 55, of Hope who was driving a 1995 Chevrolet S10 pickup, were also involved in the accident, police said.

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  • Sol Hinchliffe posted at 2:17 am on Thu, Aug 4, 2011.

    Sol Hinchliffe Posts: 2

    Speed is one of the curses of the modern vehicle. I hope each had personal injury insurance and general insurance for repairs to the cars. Thankfully neither were seriously injured.

  • cougar posted at 4:49 am on Sat, Apr 10, 2010.

    cougar Posts: 230

    This highway will be a lot safer when people learn to slow down and stop driving like they are total idiots.

  • Cody Wiench posted at 9:31 pm on Fri, Apr 9, 2010.

    Cody Wiench Posts: 349

    This highway will be a lot safer when it is a freeway. If it will ever become a freeway...

  • Anyone posted at 9:17 am on Wed, Apr 7, 2010.

    Anyone Posts: 1557

    Hey share,

    If you think that's bad, my great-aunt who died in 2003 was still driving until two weeks before she died...she was 103!

    Now THAT'S scary!

  • sharetheplanet posted at 6:57 am on Wed, Apr 7, 2010.

    sharetheplanet Posts: 809


    My dad is 85, was a mennace and danger on the road so we HELPED get his license revoked and took his car to save the rest of you from this very kind of thing.

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