UPDATE: Pedestrian fighting for life, suspect detained after hit-and-run on Los Reales Road
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A pedestrian is now fighting for their life after being struck on Los Reales Road and Camino Libertad on Sep. 7.
According to officials, 38-year-old Robert Valenzuela was driving westbound on Los Reales Road when he struck a pedestrian. Valenzuela fled from the scene and continued west. He then failed to turn and went off the road, striking a utility pole. He left the vehicle and was detained by police while walking from the scene.
The pedestrian was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Impairment is believed to be a factor in the collision.
The investigation is ongoing. Police say criminal charges are pending.
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