Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another driver in Spokane Smacks a Pedestrian with No Citation

The Spokane Regional Transportation Center Blog reports that another pedestrian was taken out by a car in the heart of Spokane today while the pedestrian was crossing at a legal intersection.  No citation has been issued to the driver.

We need a vulnerable users law in Washington, which died in the State Senate last year.

Here is more from the SRTC Blog:

There's been another case of a car in the right lane stopping to let a pedestrian cross the road, then a car in the next lane hitting the walker. That's what happened yesterday when a Gonzaga University student tried to cross busy Mission Avenue at Astor Street.

The woman allegedly was knocked out of her shoes and landed nearly 70 feet away from where she was hit. She suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital, but her condition isn't clear today.

The driver of the minivan that hit her has not been cited at this point. 

1 comment:

  1. There is a law on the books that does say that a pedestrian cannot leave a place of safety too. While it doesn't appear to be the case with this particular situation, pedestrians do have to make sure it is safe to step off the curb.