A 10-year-old has been hospitalized with critical injuries after being hit by a car Thursday morning.
The collision happened near the intersection of Mission and Smith.
Spokane Police Lieutenant Dave McCabe said officers responded to the scene around 7:15 Thursday morning.
?When we arrived we discovered that the victim of the crash was a 10-year-old boy who had been walking with other students," he said.
The students were attempting to cross the street to get on a bus. One lane of traffic did come to a stop but a driver in the eastbound lane did not.
?Unfortunately he suffered critical injuries at this point and is at the hospital being treated,? McCabe said.
Mission was closed at Altamont and Lacey in both directions as investigators reconstructed the crash scene.
?The first snow of the year always seems to do that. The other issue besides the weather here is just being aware of where you are at in relation to crosswalks," McCabe said, adding that with icy and snowy roads, paying attention to kids crossing the street needs to be second nature.