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Pedestrian in critical condition after collision

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A Spokane Valley pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car in a crosswalk around 11:30 p.m. Sunday. The collision occurred at the intersection of North Argonne Road and East Sprague Avenue, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said. According to investigators, initial reports said the driver, 19, had a green light and that the pedestrian, 41, was wearing dark clothing and crossing against a red light. The pedestrian was walking south, in the crosswalk, on the west side of the intersection when hit by the vehicle, which was headed west on Sprague. The driver does not appear to have been impaired, though speed may have been a contributing factor. The investigation is ongoing. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said drivers should be aware that pedestrians are out during all hours of the day and night. Pedestrians should remember they are often difficult to see, and wear reflective clothing or carry flashlights to make themselves more visible.
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