COLBERT, WA — A woman running the Spokane to Sandpoint relay race Friday morning was hit by a car on the Newport Highway near Colbert, according the KXLY News web site.

KXLY repported the accident happened around 8:15 a.m. at the intersection of Newport Highway, also known as Highway 2, and East Colbert Road.

Officers say the woman was attempting to cross the highway when she was hit by a 17-year-old driver.

A MedStar helicopter was called to the scene and airlifted the woman to Sacred Heart with serious injuries.

Officers say the driver was not at fault because there was no crosswalk.

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