Cpl. Teresa Fuller
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 10:14 p.m.
Spokane Police Major Crimes Collision Investigators just cleared the scene of a serious injury crash at the intersection of Division and Kiernan. One adult male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. Division northbound from Gordon to Empire was closed while investigators processed evidence.
This evening, October 4, 2018, just after 6:30pm, Spokane Police responded to the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Division St. and Kiernan Ave. Witnesses stated the male pedestrian was crossing Division eastbound when he was hit by a vehicle in the center northbound lane of Division. It’s illegal for pedestrians to cross Division at this intersection; clearly marked by signage for pedestrians.
Northbound Division was closed until approximately 10:15pm. The driver of the vehicle has been completely cooperative and at this time, neither speed or intoxication appear to be factors in the crash.
This is an important reminder for ALL traffic; pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike, to pay close attention to signage and obey traffic laws. Pedestrians and bicyclists should also be utilizing bright, reflective, and highly visible clothing now that the hours of darkness are starting to lengthen. For motorists, take the extra time to drive safely and without distraction. Speeding, failing to yield, and running red lights or stop signs are some of the most common errors drivers make that lead to collisions with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Officer John O'Brien