Pedestrian hit by car dies from injuries

A 45-year-old Tucson man died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was hit by a car a week ago, Tucson police said.

Eddie Sagastume was walking across East Grant Road at North Arcadia Avenue about 8 p.m. June 28 when he was struck, police said.

The car that hit him was in the center lane of Grant Road.

The intersection was lit and there was a marked crosswalk, police said.

An investigation is ongoing.

This was the seventh pedestrian fatality of the year, police said.

Collision with truck kills bicyclist, 19

A 19-year-old bicyclist died Wednesday evening after he collided with a tractor-trailer at an intersection near the University of Arizona, police said.

The crash occurred at 5:32 p.m. at East Broadway and Campbell Avenue, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Albert Rich was riding his bicycle in the westbound bike lane on Broadway when he was struck by the truck's passenger door, Widmer said in a news release.

The truck was heading westbound on Broadway and was making a right turn onto Campbell when it struck the bicycle.

Rich was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

Jamar Younger

Boy, 3, nearly drowns in apartment pool

A 3-year-old boy nearly drowned Thursday evening in an apartment swimming pool, Tucson fire officials said.

The child was pulled from the bottom of the pool at a complex in the 1700 block of West Prince Road, police said. Someone at the scene administered CPR, a news release said. Paramedics took the boy to a hospital.

No information about his condition was available Thursday night.

Jamar Younger

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