Monday, January 30, 2012

One Pedestrian Killed, One Injured In Weekend Collisions

It was a tough weekend for pedestrians in Spokane.

A Spokane man hit by a car at Market Street and Providence Avenue early Saturday morning died of his injuries, Spokane police said. 47-year-old Dennis Burgess was found after someone called police to report finding a person lying in the road. Shortly afterward, a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy stopped a speeding car that appeared to have been involved in an accident. The driver, Hannah K. Hahn, 21, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of vehicular assault. Police have not said if Hahn will face additional charges related to Burgess’ death.

In another serious pedestrian incident, Spokane police found an unconscious and seriously injured man lying in the road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday after getting a report of a car hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of Buckeye Avenue and Wall Street.

Witnesses said the driver was heading east and hit the man as he was crossing the intersection. Police arrested Spokane resident Candace L. Wilson, 30, on a vehicular assault charge. Police did not release the victim’s name or his condition today.

Keep in mind folks that if you're going to be walking at night, it's a good idea to wear bright colors. And be extra observant.

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