3 Vehicle Crash Closes Bigelow Gulch Road for Several Hours
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit Investigators responded to the scene of an early morning collision that blocked the road. Bigelow Gulch Rd., near Palmer Rd., was closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted but was reopened shortly after 10:30 a.m.
On July 28, 2021, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the scene of a blocking three-car injury collision on E. Bigelow Gulch near N. Palmer Rd.
Arriving Deputies observed a Chevy Malibu sideways in the roadway where it collided with two construction trucks. Bigelow Gulch Rd. was completely blocked by the vehicles and debris.
From information learned at the scene, two construction vehicles, each with two occupants, were westbound on Bigelow Gulch, just past Palmer Rd. The suspect vehicle, a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 61-year-old Alan W. Galloway, was traveling east on Bigelow Gulch and crossed over the centerline in the curve, striking the side of the first construction truck. Due to the impact, the Malibu began to rotate counterclockwise as it continued into the westbound lane of travel, in front of the second construction truck. The passenger’s side of the Malibu collided with the front of the second construction vehicle.
Galloway was extricated from his vehicle by arriving Spokane County Fire District 9 Firefighters. He was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital for additional care for his injuries which were non-life-threatening.
All four of the victims received medical treatment at the scene. A passenger in one of the construction trucks required additional treatment due to a possible broken bone.
This crash remains under investigation, but preliminary information indicates, speed and impairment are factors in this collision.
After being released from the hospital, Galloway was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Vehicular Assault.