Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a car on Monday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly before 5pm on Easson Road off Gladstone Street in Darlington.
A silver Hyundai car left the road and struck a number of parked vehicles before colliding with the pedestrian. It also caused considerable damage to the front a property on the street.
The victim, a woman believed to be her 40s, sustained serious head injuries and was taken to James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough. Her condition is described as critical.
A man, 25 was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and driving whilst disqualified.
He remains in custody at Darlington police station as of Tuesday morning.
Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to call the collision investigation unit on 0191 375 2159.