March 29, 2012 in City

Man fleeing downtown collision drives on sidewalk

By The Spokesman-Review
Video: Man fleeing downtown collision drives down sidewalk
Cowles Co. photo

In this image from a security camera, a man walks along Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane after he parked and got out of a pickup truck suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run collision moments earlier.
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A man suspected of slamming a pickup truck into another car in downtown Spokane this morning fled the scene and drove down a narrow sidewalk before abandoning the vehicle and walking away, security camera footage shows.

The fleeing suspect was caught on cameras operated by Cowles Co., which owns The Spokesman-Review. The man drove down a sidewalk along Sprague Avenue within inches of the Chronicle Building, which is owned by Cowles.

Other cameras show the driver crossing Monroe Street, parking along Sprague just west of Monroe, getting out of the vehicle and walking down the sidewalk headed west across Madison Street.

Police are investigating the incident, which happened around 10:30 a.m., and have towed the truck, said Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller. Police also contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, Fuller said. She was not aware of any arrests yet.

A woman in the car that was hit at the intersection of Sprague Avenue and Lincoln Street was injured, said Fuller, who did not have further details.

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