Vehicle Hits Pedestrian at Mission & Wilbur - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Van Hits Elderly Woman At Mission & Wilbur

(Photo courtesy KHQ photographer Gabe Ferguson) (Photo courtesy KHQ photographer Gabe Ferguson)

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: An elderly Spokane Valley woman suffered a cut on the back of her head Wednesday when she was struck by a van while attempting to cross the street at Wilbur and Mission.

Craig M. Kauppi told Officer Aaron Childress that he saw the 84-year-old woman at the intersection and believed she had stopped to allow him to pass. He looked away to make sure traffic was clear and then pulled out.

He struck the woman who had entered the crosswalk in front of his 2006 Chevrolet van.

Although her injury appeared minor, the woman was transported to a Spokane Valley medical center to be checked. Childress cited Kauppi for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian, a $175 infraction.

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