An adult male pedestrian was rushed to Winchester Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after a car struck him Monday evening on U.S. 522 in Front Royal just north of Criser Road.
Front Royal police Sgt. Robbie Seal said the driver of the car was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. Seal said the car, a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, was traveling southbound when it hit the pedestrian.
No information was available on the identities or addresses of the driver or the pedestrian. Front Royal police dispatchers said they received a call about the incident at 7:26 p.m.
Larry A. Oliver, district chief for Warren County Fire and Rescue Services in Front Royal, described the pedestrian's injuries as "multiple system trauma."
"I would consider them life threatening," Oliver said of the injuries.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.