SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a car struck him on Interstate 90 near Argonne Road on Tuesday morning. 

The eastbound Interstate 90 on-ramp at Argonne Road was closed on Tuesday following the crash but it has since reopened. 

Washington State Patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney said the driver stopped in the road after his hood came open while he was driving on I-90. He was standing outside of his vehicle when he was rear-ended.

The driver was ejected over the cars and taken to a local hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, Sevigney said.

Traffic was significantly slowed in the area on eastbound I-90. Drivers were asked to avoid driving there if possible. 

“First and foremost, if you can get your vehicle off the roadway. If you don’t need to be outside your vehicle to effect repairs…we recommend you stay inside with your seat belt fastened," Sevigney said, adding that trooper have seen several similar instances in the past several months. 

Fire crews and the Washington State Department of Transportation also responded to the scene. 

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