December 7, 2009 in City

2 pedestrians hit on WSU Pullman campus

From wire reports
 

PULLMAN — One person is in custody after two Washington State University students were struck by a vehicle and hospitalized in separate incidents along Stadium Way on Monday morning.

The two male students suffered numerous injuries, but they did not appear to be life-threatening, WSU officials said.

The vehicle was reported driving erratically in the westbound lanes of state Route 270 between Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman shortly before entering campus, WSU Police Chief Bill Gardner said.

The driver turned north on Stadium Way at about 7:30 a.m., and struck the first student in a crosswalk near Gannon and Goldsworthy dorms, he said. The car continued, hitting the center median before striking a student on a sidewalk near Wegner Hall, Gardner said.

The vehicle stopped and the driver fled before being apprehended by campus police in the vicinity of McCoy Hall, Gardner said. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported officers used a Taser to subdue the man.

The identities of the injured students and the driver have not been released.


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