Man in critical condition after being hit by car on E. Washington Ave.

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MADISON, Wis. — Police say a 36-year-old man is in critical condition at the hospital after being hit by a car on E. Washington Avenue early Monday morning.

The crash happened just after midnight on the 3300 block of E. Washington Avenue, a few blocks east of Aberg Avenue, near the Ridgeway Church.

The man was taken to the hospital by the Madison Fire Department, while the driver of the car was tentatively arrested on drunk driving charges. That person’s name has not been released by police.

Westbound lanes of E. Washington Avenue heading toward downtown were closed for about two and a half hours overnight while police investigated, but the road was open for the morning commute.