TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Police Department has confirmed a pedestrian in a wheelchair who was struck by a two vehicles near a Pima Community College campus on Monday night has succumbed to his injuries.
On August 5, 2019, shortly after 10 p.m., officers from Operations Division West were dispatched to the intersection of N. Stone Ave. and Mable St. in reference to a serious injury collision involving an adult male pedestrian in a wheelchair.
Tucson Fire responded and transported the man to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. He passed away from his injuries shortly after arriving to the hospital.
According to interviews conducted by officers and detectives, it was raining when the collision occurred and there was standing water in the intersection.
The pedestrian was crossing Stone Ave. from east to west, north of the intersection when a white 2010 Kia SUV was traveling northbound in the left lane.
The Kia SUV drove through the intersection and struck the pedestrian in his wheelchair causing the pedestrian to fall out of his wheelchair on to the far left southbound lane of Stone Ave.
The man was then struck again by a silver 2013 Nissan SUV that was traveling south on Stone Ave.
Both drivers stopped immediately and remained on scene.
A DUI officer responded and determined that neither driver was impaired at the time of the collision.
Interviews in conjunction with roadway evidence indicate that speed was not a factor in the collision. The pedestrian’s identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified.
The investigation is ongoing and no charges or citations have been issued at this time.