Spokane Valley Traffic Unit Investigators responded to a vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred at the intersection of North Argonne Road and East Sprague Avenue on Sunday, November 30, 2014, in Spokane Valley. The 41-year-old pedestrian was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and is listed in critical condition.
The intersection was closed for several hours as Traffic Technicians began their investigation of the incident.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said preliminary information indicates the pedestrian was walking southbound in the crosswalk on the west side of the intersection when the vehicle, traveling westbound on Sprague, struck the pedestrian.
Initial reports state the 19-year-old driver had a green light, indicating the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, was crossing against the red pedestrian light. At this time, there are no indications the driver was impaired, but speed does appear to be a contributing factor. This investigation of this incident is ongoing.