Update at 2 p.m. — All lanes of Columbia Pike have reopened.
Earlier: Police and firefighters are on scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Columbia Pike.
The crash happened just before 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of the Pike and Four Mile Run Drive. The pedestrian was rushed to a local trauma center with critical injuries, said Arlington County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Ben O’Bryant.
All westbound lanes of the Pike are closed in the area while police investigate the incident.
The striking vehicle and its driver remained on scene after the crash. Police could be seen using spray paint to mark the place where the SUV stopped, after striking the pedestrian.
Witnesses told ARLnow the pedestrian was struck from behind and the driver didn’t appear to slow down before the crash. They were not sure whether the traffic signal at the intersection was green at the time.
“I didn’t see her [the driver] decelerate until after the impact,” one witness said. “I couldn’t believe it. The right front of the tire was basically on [the pedestrian].”
Police said the victim is in surgery at a local hospital.
Police were dispatched to the scene at 9:27 A.M. The department’s Critical Accident Team is on scene investigating.
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