Tucson Police Arrest Man Involved in Apparent Hit-And-Run

Police arrested a man implicated in a hit-and-run accident.Police deputies said that a Tucson man was arrested recently after he reportedly admitted to hitting a pedestrian in an automobile accident that occurred on Tuesday, October 11.

Tucson Police Department officials said that 33-year-old Ruben Tamayo surrendered to police over the weekend. He reportedly told police officers that he was responsible for injuries sustained by a 16-year-old girl during an apparent hit-and-run.

A spokesperson from the Tucson Police Department asserted that deputies had intensified their investigation into the accident and that witness reports had led them to Tamayo.

Police reports indicate Tamayo had been operating his car at the time of the apparent incident at the intersection of Oracle and West Kelso. Tucson Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Matt Ronstadt asserted Tamayo hit the young girl, but then allegedly fled the scene. He reportedly ran onto a sidewalk area with his car and later collided with two parked cars as he reportedly drove away.

Tucson Police deputies had reportedly apprehended Tamayo after the alleged automobile accident, but Ronstadt said he was released from a local hospital, which he was taken to for the treatment of minor injuries following the accident, without their knowledge.

Ronstadt affirmed he was apprehended by police officers. He is reportedly charged with failure to stop at the scene of an injury collision and criminal damage, both of which are felony charges.

The woman whom he reportedly hit is still hospitalized, according to a report from KOLD News. Ronstadt said she sustained serious and potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the apparent automobile accident.