WHEATON, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man has life-threatening injuries after he was hit by a car in the Wheaton area Thursday evening, Montgomery County police said.

The crash happened around 7:28 p.m. in the area of Georgia Avenue and Dawson Avenue when a 2010 Chevrolet Suburban was going south on Georgia Avenue, authorities said.

A man who was not in a crosswalk was crossing Georgia Avenue and going in the direction of Dawson Avenue when he was hit.

Police said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities said the alcohol use on the part of the pedestrian is one of the factors in the crash.

The driver of the Suburban was not hurt.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 240-773-6620.