The Arlington County Police Department has taken into custody Shahed Quayum, 49, of Arlington, following the Oct. 4 pedestrian collision in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard. Quayum has been arrested and charged with DUI maiming.
Officers were dispatched to an accident with injuries in the 3100 block of Clarendon Boulevard on Oct. 4, at approximately 2:52 p.m. An investigation by the Critical Accident Team determined that a vehicle traveling eastbound on Clarendon Boulevard drove on the sidewalk as it crossed Washington Boulevard, striking a pedestrian in the crosswalk and knocking down a light pole. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries and was transported to Virginia Hospital Center.
The vehicle continued on the sidewalk, striking a second pedestrian and trapping her under the vehicle. The Arlington County Fire Department extricated the victim from under the vehicle and transported her to George Washington University Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.