SPOKANE VALLEY – A distracted driver hit a group of pedestrians at a Spokane Valley crosswalk late Monday evening.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dave Thornburg said, fortunately, the 25-year-old male driver was going between 10-15 miles per hour as he turned into two teens and a 12-year-old. The mother of the 19-year-old and the 12-year-old said the 12-year-old is in intensive care with a skull fracture. She said the 19-year-old suffered a severe shoulder fracture.
Thornburg said the driver had a green light, but the pedestrians had a “walk” signal. The driver stopped after the collision and told deputies he was adjusting his radio and did not see the people crossing the road.
Deputies evaluated the Spokane driver for drugs and alcohol and determined he was sober. They cited him for failing to yield the right-of-way to the pedestrians.