Black Friday Shoppers Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver In Walmart Parking Lot (VIDEO)

A couple heading into a Walmart on Thursday night to get a jump on Black Friday deals was hit by a 71-year-old man driving an SUV.

The incident happened shortly after 8 p.m. in Covington, WA. Deputies arrested the driver for vehicular assault and are investigating to see if the driver was intoxicated at the time, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.

Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Department told KING 5 News that the 45-year-old woman who was hit was trapped underneath the vehicle and the man landed on the car's hood. Both were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The woman is in serious condition and the man is in fair condition.

A call to the Covington Police Department was not immediately returned.

West told SeattlePi that the couple was struck as they were walking toward Walmart's entrance where several people were waiting in line to get inside. Many people rushed to help the couple after they were hit.

Walmart was one of the many stores to open early on Thursday for shoppers eager to get a head start on Black Friday deals. West said the incident is a reminder for people enjoying alcohol during the upcoming holiday season that they should not be driving.

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