February 7, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 42

Former Councilwoman Judy Abbott among Medical Lake residents injured in SR 902 crash

Former Medical Lake City Council member Judy Abbott remained in serious condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane following involvement in a three-car accident Friday, Feb. 1 on SR-902 east of the city.

According to a Washington State Patrol report, the 76-year-old Abbott was eastbound on 902 at 8:21 p.m. when her 2007 Ford Taurus crossed the centerline and struck a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Mathew J. Judge, 44, of Medical Lake head-on.

While Judge’s vehicle traveled to the right and came to a stop off the roadway, Abbott’s Taurus was then hit by a 1998 Acura Integra driven by 18-year-old Tyler E. James, also of Medical Lake.

According to a Sacred Heart spokesperson, James was treated and released. Judge was uninjured.

WSP said all three vehicles were totaled in the collision. Drugs or alcohol were thought to be a contributing factor with charges pending while the investigation continues.

Paul Delaney can be reached at pdelaney@cheneyfreepress.com.

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