Spokane police: Pedestrian hospitalized after he was struck, dragged two blocks by a vehicle

<p><p>A pedestrian was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after he was struck and dragged for approximately two city blocks by what witnesses described as a dark SUV, according to the Spokane Police Department.</p></p><p><p>Police officers were dispatched around 2 p.m. to East Ermina Avenue and North Perry Street upon reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. Police said witnesses told 911 operators the suspect vehicle fled and continued south on North Perry Street before officers arrived at the scene.</p></p><p><p>The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the police department. The investigation is ongoing.</p></p>