Police investigate serious car crash

Police investigate serious car crash
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By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com

Alexandria police are currently investigating a vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday afternoon and left an Alexandria resident in critical condition and resulted in him losing both legs, according to a news release.

At around 2:30 p.m. in a parking lot in the 200 block of Van Dorn St. a 59-year-old Alexandrian was hit by a vehicle as he was walking across the parking lot, according to the release. The vehicle was driven by Catalin Filipeanu, a 52-year-old Alexandria resident, who remained at the scene of the crash until police arrived.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where, due to the crash, he lost both his legs and remained in critical but stable condition, according to the release.

Filipeanu was arrested and charged with maiming of another resulting from driving while intoxicated. As police investigate the crash, those who witnessed the incident are encouraged to contact Investigator Jordan Young with at 571-414-8975 with any relevant information.