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Crash sends student to hospital

Ginny Polin/ Arizona Daily Wildcat


car accident on speedway and park
Ginny Polin
Ginny Polin/ Arizona Daily Wildcat car accident on speedway and park

A 22-year-old male UA student was struck by a car in the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue and now is in serious condition at a local trauma center, according to police officials.

A call came into the Tucson Police Department at about 9:30 a.m. citing an accident at the intersection, according to Sgt. Diana Lopez, TPD public information officer.

Two vehicles and a bike were waiting in the left turn lane at a red light. A third vehicle was approaching westbound on Speedway Boulevard when the light changed.

Lopez said the driver told police he was unable to stop his vehicle, swung too far to the right trying to avoid a collision and hit the cars and the cyclist and continued into the Circle K parking lot before coming to a stop at a

gas pump.

Initially, the cyclist’s injuries were life-threatening but his condition is now considered to be serious.

Lopez said, at first sight, it didn’t appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor. It has not yet been determined if speeding was a factor in the accident. None of the drivers or passengers in the vehicles were hurt in the collision.

The accident blocked traffic in the area for two hours but was cleared by noon.

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