The pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on First Avenue in Tucson on May 7, 2019.

A man suffered life-threatening injuries when struck by a truck along First Avenue on Tucson's north side Tuesday night, police say.

It appears the man was not in a crosswalk as he attempted to cross First Avenue north of Grant before being hit, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman.

Officers shut down First Avenue between Grant Road and Glenn Street until 11:30 p.m. They were dispatched to the area at about 8:15 p.m., Dugan said

The truck driver remained at the scene to cooperate with detectives.

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No further information has been released. 

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.