UPDATE: Driver returns after hit-and-run involving pedestrian
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Crews are investigating the scene of a hit-and-run accident in which a woman was struck and suffered life-threatening injuries.
A pedestrian was struck near the 2300 block of west Ruthrauff Road, near Villa Capri Mobile Home Park, around 7:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to Deputy Tom Peine with the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire Department tells KGUN9 that the pedestrian is a woman around the age of 60-years-old and she is suffering from critical injuries sustained in the accident.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was driving within the speed limit going eastbound on Ruthrauff Road when he spotted the woman.
Peine says there was no cross walk or streetlight and the woman was wearing dark-colored clothing.
The driver tried to swirve to avoid hitting the woman, but he was unsuccessful and hit her with the driver's side of his passenger car, according to Peine. The driver then drove to his home, but came back to the scene approximately 40 minutes later.
Peine says deputies questioned the driver at the scene and an arrest is pending.
All eastbound lanes and one westbound lane on Ruthrauff Road will remain closed until the investigation is complete.
KGUN 9 On Your Side will have more on this as the story develops. Stay with us.