Man arrested after downtown hit and run - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man arrested after downtown hit and run

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man has been arrested after the vehicle he was driving hit a woman crossing the street in downtown Spokane Friday night.

Police say the woman was crossing the intersection of Spokane Falls Blvd. and Browne St. around 10:30 Friday, when she was hit by the vehicle and thrown several feet.  The male driver then backed the car up and drove around the woman fleeing the scene.

A witness followed the vehicle and called police telling them its location.

The driver and his female passenger ditched their vehicle and the Spokane County Air One helicopter and a K-9 unit were brought in to aide in the search.

Police located the suspects near Sprague and Hatch.  The suspect driver, 29-year-old Cameron B. Olsness from Spokane was arrested and booked upon vehicular assault and felony hit and run charges.

Olsness sustained a gash to his leg as a result of jumping a fence and the passenger had reportedly sustained a possible broken leg.

Police say the woman who was hit was unconscious upon arrival and sustained what appeared to be life threatening injuries.  She appeared to be approximately 50-years-old, suffered head injuries as a result of the collision, and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. 

Police were not able to give an update on the woman's condition when contacted on Sunday.

Anyone who witnessed this collision or has further information is encouraged to contact the Spokane Police Department through Crime Check at 456-2233.  Refer to report #09-394145

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • WATCH: Car kick sparks chain-reaction crash on California highway

    WATCH: Car kick sparks chain-reaction crash on California highway

    Saturday, June 24 2017 4:40 PM EDT2017-06-24 20:40:35 GMT

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A case of road rage caused a chain-reaction crash on a California freeway on Wednesday and a driver caught the whole thing on video. It happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Witness Chris Traber started recording when he saw a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist.

    >>

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - A case of road rage caused a chain-reaction crash on a California freeway on Wednesday and a driver caught the whole thing on video. It happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound 14 Freeway near Newhall in Santa Clarita. Witness Chris Traber started recording when he saw a gray sedan cut off the motorcyclist.

    >>
  • Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

    Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-06-24 21:21:01 GMT

    SEATTLE (AP) - Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.  The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Police Department late Friday released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved the June 18 fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles.

    >>

    SEATTLE (AP) - Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.  The Seattle Times reports that the Seattle Police Department late Friday released transcripts of interviews with the officers involved the June 18 fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles.

    >>
  • Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

    Spokane Valley crews respond to fire at scrap yard

    Saturday, June 24 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-06-24 23:20:58 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to the area of Knox and Felt Saturday afternoon for a reported car fire. Black smoke could be seen from I-90 as fire crews battled the blaze that spread to several cars in the Pull and Save auto parts store in Spokane Valley.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Fire crews responded to the area of Knox and Felt Saturday afternoon for a reported car fire. Black smoke could be seen from I-90 as fire crews battled the blaze that spread to several cars in the Pull and Save auto parts store in Spokane Valley.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/