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Police: Father, two children struck by vehicle

Police: Father, two children struck by vehicle

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Sep 30, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A father, his 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter were struck by a vehicle after attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk on Sunday evening.

Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that officers responded to Speedway and Alvernon around 6:32 p.m. for the collision.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a vehicle had struck three pedestrians at the intersection.

The father and the 5-year-old suffered minor injuries, but the 7-year-old has life-threatening injuries, said Widmer.

Initial investigation indicates the vehicle was northbound on Alvernon and attempted to turn eastbound onto Speedway when it struck the three pedestrians who were in the crosswalk at the time of the collision, said Widmer.

Traffic Detectives are still investigating the collision.

Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.