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Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries on Front Royal road

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.


What good is having Warren Memorial Hospital in town if THEY just bypass it to take everyone to Winchester????
It seems reading articles here that most if not all accident victims are ALWAYS transported to Winchester.
Or is it to get greater charges for the Fire Company?

Winchester is a trauma center that can provide better medical care. Obviously if the trauma is significant enough to make the paper, it needs to go to a hospital that provides better care for the patient. People need to put money aside because there is no dollar amount on someone's life. That's an ignorant thing to say as a man is fighting to stay alive.

@ John, It has NOTHING to do with charges from the fire dept! If they go in AirCare that is totally different!!! The FD'S do NOT get the money from AirCare(that I know of). Now as for taking them to other hospital's if the injuries appear to be something that the EMS believe are serious they send them to a hospital that can handle the injuries!! If I remember correctly ALL calls DOES not get sent too other hospitals!

Lack of sidewalks is a serious problem that no one wants to address. Here we have a person walking to the library and being mowed down by a drunk. Something is very wrong with the culture and our political leadership for this to happen. Will school kids be the next victims?

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