Vehicle hits pedestrian in Airway Heights; serious injuries - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Vehicle hits pedestrian in Airway Heights; serious injuries

SPOKANE, Wash.- A pedestrian is recovering at Deaconess Medical Center with serious injuries after he was hit by a car while crossing Highway 2 in Airway Heights.

It happened about 10:30 Wednesday night when Washington State Patrol troopers say the driver of a KIA sedan was heading eastbound on Highway 2 on his way to work.

WSP says the pedestrian, a white male in his 20's, stepped out in front of the vehicle and the driver did not have enough time to stop. WSP troopers believe the victim was simply trying to cross the street, but wasn't wearing any reflective material and was even wearing dark colored clothing.

Troopers did not cite the driver, because they say he did not do anything illegal. Trooper Scott Lasher says it's unfortunate and is just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  

Crews at the scene said the driver was understandably shaken up and says he is full of grief over what happened.

Troopers say Highway 2 is an especially dangerous place to cross the roadway because there are few crosswalks, many side roads, and the speed limit is set for highway speeds.

 

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