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A man was hospitalized with what police said were apparent life-threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Leesburg, according to a Friday press release from Leesburg Police Department (LPD).

According to police, shortly after 9 a.m. a LPD Traffic Management Unit officer saw an adult male lying in the road near the intersection of East Market Street and Fort Evans Road Thursday morning. Officers determined the man had been struck by a vehicle turning left from northbound Fort Evans Rd SE onto westbound East Market Street at the time of the incident.

The vehicle’s driver, Mary Murray, 66, of Leesburg, remained on the scene and cooperated with officers, police said. The man was transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital, where he continues to undergo treatment for his injuries.

Police, working in consultation with the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, have charged Murray with reckless driving pursuant to an investigation of the incident.

The crash remains under investigation by the LPD’s Traffic Management Unit. Anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken with law enforcement is encouraged to contact Officer S. Winkler at (703) 771-4564, or at swinkler@leesburgva.gov. Informants who wish to remain anonymous may call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS (8477).

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