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SUV hits man on sidewalk in Md.

On the scene of the crash in Oxon Hill. (Prince George's County Fire / EMS)

Update, May 11, 10:35 a.m.:

The man struck and critically wounded by an SUV Monday as he stood on the sidewalk outside Eastover Shopping Center has died, authorities said Tuesday.

Police did not immediately release the man's name or the name of the SUV driver. They said the SUV's driver has been taken into custody.

Original post (May 10): A man was struck and critically injured Monday afternoon by an SUV that drove up on the sidewalk of the Eastover Shopping Center in Oxon Hill, leaving a trail of damage in its wake, police and fire officials said.

The man was standing on the sidewalk in front of a CVS store when he was struck, fire officials said. He was transported with a nearby hospital with trauma to his lower legs, fire officials said. His injuries are considered life threatening.

The SUV traveled nearly 300 feet on the sidewalk and damaged several support beams and other structures, fire officials said. Five stores, including the CVS, were evacuated and closed until a building inspector can review the damage, fire officials said.

Police are questioning the driver of the SUV, according to a fire department news release. It remains unclear why he drove on the sidewalk. The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Indian Head Highway.

-- Matt Zapotsoky

By Michael Bolden  |  May 10, 2010; 3:05 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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Why is it always Escalades involved in incidents like this?

See: SUV hits library in DC last week

Posted by: member8 | May 10, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

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