Auto pedestrian crash sends man to the hospital

SPOKANE, Wash. - One man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in the intersection of Ruby and North Foothills in Spokane Tuesday night. 

Around 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, Spokane Police responded to the report of an auto pedestrian crash at Ruby and North Foothills. The pedestrian received life-threatening injuries during the collision and was transported to the hospital where he gained consciousness and began speaking to officers.

Witnesses on scene say the driver of the vehicle was eastbound on North Foothills with a green light when the pedestrian crossed southbound on Ruby against the  "don't walk" signal. According to witnesses, the pedestrian appeared to be on his cell phone. It does not appear speed or intoxication were contributing factors for the driver and he has not be cited.

Spokane Police Department Major Crimes Collision Investigators closed the intersection of Ruby and North Foothills while investigating the scene, but reopened it around 9:15 p.m.

Anyone who witnessed the crash and did not speak to officers is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.