There were two cases of drivers hitting pedestrians in Spokane yesterday.
A 12-year-old girl suffered head and other injuries when she was struck at the corner of Colfax and Hawthorne roads. A driver said she was pulled into the crosswalk there as she checked for traffic and struck the girl with her Chevy Suburban, dragging her for about 10 feet, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. The girl’s condition is not known this morning.
In a separate incident, a driver hit an 84-year-old woman in a crosswalk at Wilbur and Mission roads, according to a release from the Spokane Valley Police. The driver told police he thought the woman stopped to let him go, so he drove his Chevy van into the crosswalk. The woman suffered a cut on the back of her head and was transported to a local hospital to be checked.
The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian. The Sheriff’s Office said they expect the other driver will also be cited with the same infraction and fine.