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July 4, 2013

Pedestrian struck by suspected drunken driver in Huntsville

— HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Police in Huntsville say the driver of a van that struck and critically injured a pedestrian is suspected of being intoxicated behind the wheel.

WAAY-TV reports ( ) a person was hit by a van while crossing the street late Wednesday on Governors Drive. Police say the pedestrian was rushed to Huntsville Hospital with severe, life-threatening injuries.

Police say the driver of the van was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after taking a sobriety test. The names of the driver and the injured pedestrian were not immediately released.

Huntsville police say the collision remains under investigation.


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