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Spokane pedestrian critical; ID unknown for hours

A Spokane woman is in critical condition at a local hospital following an accident Wednesday night in which police could not identify her for nearly 12 hours.

She was not carrying identification when she was struck about 8:30 p.m. on the north side of 17th Avenue at Perry Street. No one in the neighborhood who came to her assistance or who was at the scene knew her.

The woman was taken by medics to the hospital and was reported in critical condition and unconscious, said Officer Teresa Fuller.

She was identified early today following widespread media reports of the accident, which included a description of the woman. Her name was initially being withheld to provide time to notify relatives.

Fuller said the woman was struck by a northbound vehicle. Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be factors in the collision. The driver of the vehicle was not charged with any offenses after cooperating with an investigation, Fuller said.