First Avenue in downtown Spokane is reduced to one lane while police investigate a truck-pedestrian accident this morning. Post is blocked from Sprague to Second avenues.
A female pedestrian was hit by a truck in a crosswalk about 7:30 a.m. Police say her injuries are life-threatening and the driver could be charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.
A pickup was turning left from First Avenue onto Post Street on a green light when it hit the woman, who had a walk signal.
This scares me because it happens to me ALL THE TIME downtown. I try to cross the street right in front of our building, always with the walk signal, and nine times out of ten I get cussed out by people waiting to turn right. I always yell at them, ‘I’ve got the walk signal!!’ but they usually yell back. Anyone else experiencing this on a fairly regular basis in Spokane?