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UPDATE: Pedestrian fighting for life, suspect detained after hit-and-run on Los Reales Road

The crash happened at Los Reales Road and Camino Libertad on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
The crash happened at Los Reales Road and Camino Libertad on Wednesday, Sept. 8.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Sep. 8, 2021 at 6:38 AM MST|Updated: Sep. 8, 2021 at 6:46 AM MST
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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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