Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Multicultural achievement convocation tomorrow
The sixth annual Celebration of Achievement Convocation, organized by the Multicultural Affairs and Student Success, is planned for tomorrow in the South Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Potluck celebration Friday
The Chicano/Hispano Student Affairs is holding their end-of-the-year celebration potluck Friday. The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the César E. Chávez building, Room 211. Those interested can RSVP to 621-5627.
Elderly man struck by car in crosswalk on Friday
A vehicle hit a roughly 70-year-old man while he was crossing East Second Street in a crosswalk near North Vine Avenue around 7 p.m. Friday, police said.
Dallas Wilson, a public information officer for Tucson Police Department, said the vehicle was traveling eastbound and was being tailgated by another car. The driver was checking his rearview mirrors and did not see the man beginning to cross the street, Wilsion said.
The driver reportedly looked up and saw the man in front of him and was unable to stop before hitting the man, Wilson said.
Tucson Fire Department transported the man to a local hospital. He had with several injuries, Wilson said.
Sgt. Tim Beam, TPD traffic investigation division, said the elderly man was in critical condition and had not heard an update of the status recently, reports stated.
University of Arizona Police Department initially responded to the scene with TFD and had the intention to investigate, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, UAPD spokesman.
Mejia said the man's injuries appeared serious and possibly life threatening, so UAPD paused its investigation and turned the case over to TPD, reports stated.
Second Street between North Mountain Avenue and North Cherry Road was closed for several hours following the incident. Wilson said it was closed to allow police to investigate the situation.
The driver was cited and released, Wilson said.
- Jesse Lewis