Ofc. Joshua Laiva, PIO
Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:58 p.m.
Today, July 17th, just after 12:30PM, the Spokane Fire Department and Spokane Police Department responded to the report of a vehicle vs pedestrian crash in the 2600 block S Southeast Blvd. A vehicle was headed northbound, and struck a pedestrian on the eastern side of the roadway. The elderly pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. The female was older than 65 years of age with greyish brown hair and has yet to be identified. Investigators believe she possibly lives in the area. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation. The Spokane Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) crash investigators are currently on scene conducting their investigation. During the investigation, S Southeast Blvd., will remain closed between E Rockwood Blvd., and E 27th Ave.
Spokane Police ask any witnesses to the crash, or anyone who knows the identity of the elderly female, who have not already been contacted, to call Crime Check at (509)456-2233.
The Spokane Police Department is aware that with the warmer weather drivers tend to increase their speeds due to the dry road conditions and clear skies. Spokane Police would like to urge drivers to monitor their speeds, and stay alert of pedestrians and bicyclists near the roadway. Pedestrians and bicyclists who plan to be near the roadway are urged to wear bright or reflective clothing to increase their visibility to approaching vehicles.
Officer John O'Brien