Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 12:36 a.m.
The Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Unit (MCU) was called out to investigate a serious injury crash tonight at Northwest Blvd. and Cannon. Northwest Blvd. was closed for about 2 and a half hours but has now reopened. One teenage male was transported to an area hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Tonight, June 16, 2018, at approximately 9:15pm, emergency crews responded to the report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at Northwest Blvd. and Cannon. It was immediately clear the teen male pedestrian had sustained serious injuries, so he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was completely cooperative with officers. No one else was injured during the crash.
Based on statements at the scene, it appears the driver was westbound on Northwest Blvd. and the pedestrian was crossing northbound at Cannon. Because of the nature of the injuries, the MCU Crash Investigators were called out and Northwest Blvd. was closed in both directions for over 2 hours. A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) from Washington State Patrol also assisted in the investigation.
Preliminarily, it does not appear either speed or impairment were factors in the collision. Investigators will continue to process evidence and witness statements to determine what, if any, charges are necessary. Anyone who witnessed the collision who has not spoken to investigators is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
With warm weather upon us, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are out on the roads again. The 20mph Park Zone signs are reinstalled all over the City of Spokane. Drivers are urged to pay extra attention as they travel, especially during the hours of darkness. Don’t forget; Look left, look right, and look left again! Pedestrians and those on other wheeled transport should wear bright, preferably reflective, clothing that also protects them in the event of a crash. Let’s all work together to keep our roads safe this summer.
Officer John O'Brien