Pedestrian struck on Tucson's NW side at Oracle, Rudasill - Tucson News Now

Pedestrian struck at Oracle, Rudasill

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A woman is in the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a car Wednesday night.

Capt. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire District said an 18-year-old woman was crossing North Oracle Road near West Rudasill Road, about 300 feet from a crosswalk, when she was hit at about 9:30 p.m. According to a news release, she has critical, life-threatening injuries.

Goldberg said she was walking from the east side to the west side of the street when she was struck.

The woman was taken to the trauma center at University of Arizona Medical Center for treatment. The woman has not yet been identified.

Goldberg said this was the third incident at this same location in the past two years. The previous two were fatal.

The first happened on Dec. 19, 2011. Susan Margaret Melanson, 61, was struck and killed in the southbound lanes of Oracle just south of Rudasill when she tried to cross Oracle Road.

David C. Anson, 64, was also struck and killed attempting to cross Oracle Road on Feb. 3, 2012.

Both incidents happened at night.

This accident is under investigation.

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