SPOKANE, Wash. -

A pedestrian has been hit by a vehicle as they were attempting to cross Monroe Street from a bus stop.

The accident happened at the intersection of Monroe and Longfellow Thursday afternoon.

According to the Spokane Police Department, the 16-year-old got off the bus and then walked in front of the bus to cross the street when he was hit by a car that was in the left lane.

"They just got off the bus and ran directly in front of the bus which would have blocked the view of the driver going southbound," Spokane Police Lieutenant Alan Arnzen said.

The teen suffered critical injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police are at the scene recreating the accident as part of their investigation. DUI is not suspected in the accident. Officers will look at bus cameras to determine who was at fault in the crash, most likely the pedestrian.

Monroe Street is closed from W. Heroy to Rockwell as of 4 p.m. but is expected to be reopened by 4:30 p.m.