As I mentioned yesterday, the weekend wasn’t a good one for pedestrians in the area, with one man dying from injuries received when he was hit by a car and another pedestrian suffering serious injuries in a separate incident.

Emphasis patrols today and next month in Cheney are part of an ongoing effort in Spokane County to reduce the number of pedestrians injured or killed by drivers like happened over the weekend.

A Cheney police officer in regular clothes will walk within crosswalks several times near First and D streets between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and three other patrols are scheduled for different areas of the city next month. These efforts are paid for through a grant from the Spokane Regional Health District, but even SRTC chips in for some pedestrian emphasis patrols. To see how we’re involved, and for updates on charges filed in the weekend pedestrian collision incidents, here’s the latest from the Spokesman-Review.

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