A man was injured Monday after running out into morning traffic on Sprague Avenue near Costco in Spokane Valley.
The man in his 30s, who appeared to be intoxicated, entered Sprague Avenue at about 11:15 a.m. headed south in a diagonal direction, when he was hit by a passing motorist on the busy throughway near Howe Road, said Cpl. Mark Gregory, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
“He darted out into traffic,” Gregory said.
Gregory said the driver in a truck attempted to veer out of the way but was unable as the man was clipped by the side of the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries not considered to be life threatening.
Lanes of Sprague Avenue were closed for about an hour before reopening.
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