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

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