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Spokane police looking for driver in hit-and-run collision that injured pedestrian

UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

A woman is carried to a stretcher, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane. She appeared to be alert and communicating with first responders. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)
A woman is carried to a stretcher, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue in downtown Spokane. She appeared to be alert and communicating with first responders. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

A hit-and-run collision Tuesday in downtown Spokane sent a pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries.

The woman was crossing Monroe Street at Sprague Avenue when a pickup truck made a left turn and hit her at about noon, police said. The truck initially stopped, but then sped off southbound on Monroe, leaving the victim lying in the street.

Adam Smith, who witnessed the incident from the car behind the pickup truck, said the pedestrian had the right of way.

Bystanders stopped to assist the woman and called 911. She could be seen communicating with paramedics as they outfitted her with a neck brace and loaded her into an ambulance on a gurney. The incident prompted a brief traffic jam as emergency vehicles crowded the intersection.

Police said a team of crash investigators was gathering “extensive video and eyewitness information” and released several security-camera images of the suspect’s truck, a green mid-1990s Ford F-150 with an extended cab. The driver was described as a white man in his 50s.

Police asked anyone with information about the hit-and-run to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.


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