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Pedestrian struck, suffers life-threatening injuries

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and suffered life-threatening injuries in Tucson late Friday night, authorities said.

Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman with the Tucson Police Department, said the accident happened on East Wetmore Road near First Avenue.

As of 12:30 a.m. Saturday, all eastbound lanes of Wetmore were closed from North First Avenue to North Stone.

Dugan said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was struck and the driver remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.

There are indications the pedestrian may have been impaired, according to Dugan.

This is the third serious pedestrian accident in Tucson in the last 50 hours. On Wednesday, one pedestrian died after being hit by car near Broadway and Camino Seco while another was seriously hurt after being hit near Alvernon and Speedway.

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