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Pedestrian in downtown Spokane taken to hospital with life threatening injuries following semi-truck accident

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The scene at Main and Browne as crews investigate The scene at Main and Browne as crews investigate
SPOKANE, Wash. -

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On Thursday morning at approximately 1:35 a.m., Spokane Police responded to a man who was hit by a semi-truck near the intersection of Main and Browne in downtown Spokane. Officers were on scene in about two minutes after the call came in, and located the man laying in the roadway. Officers immediately began first-aid, and care was later transferred to Spokane firefighters and paramedics. The man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The identity of the man who was hit has not been released. 

The driver of the semi-truck told investigators that he initially stopped, allowing the pedestrian to cross the street. Seconds later, the driver realized the pedestrian had climbed onto the cab of his truck. When the driver asked him to get off, the pedestrian fell, which is how he was injured. Investigators say evidence supports the driver's statement, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call crime check at 509-456-2233.

Spokane Police encourage to wear bright clothing when walking at night, and use marked crosswalks where available. Drivers are asked to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and double check the intersection before proceeding through. 

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