Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision on E. 16th Avenue
The Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Traffic Unit is investigating a life-threatening vehicle/pedestrian collision in the 14200 block of E. 16th Avenue last night in Spokane Valley. The juvenile female that was struck remains hospitalized in critical condition.
On February 6, 2023, at approximately 8:15 pm, Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a disorderly call in the 14200 block of 16th Avenue.
The caller stated a group of teens were yelling, swearing, and causing a disturbance at the residence. One of the teens was identified as the caller’s grandson.
Just prior to 8:25 pm, a second call was received reporting a vehicle/pedestrian collision in the same block of 16th Avenue. Deputies began to arrive on the scene just after this second call.
Initial information indicates four 17-year-old juveniles were identified as the original ones causing the disturbance. It had been reported one, or possibly all four juveniles may have been using alcohol earlier in the evening.
At some point during the disturbance, an uninvolved 17-year-old female, driving a Toyota Camry, was traveling east on 16th Avenue and struck one of the juveniles involved in the disturbance, a 17-year-old female, in the travel portion of the roadway.
Deputies provided medical assistance to the severely injured pedestrian until they were relieved by Spokane Valley Fire personnel. The juvenile pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she remains in critical condition.
The juvenile driver remained at the scene and was cooperative.
Traffic Unit Investigators responded to continue the investigation, and SIRT Team volunteers assisted with traffic control.
Investigators do not believe the driver was impaired at the time of her evaluation.
This remains an active investigation, and additional information is not available.