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A Phoenix Woman Killed by a Hit-and-Run Driver

July 2, 2018
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PHOENIX, Arizona — Police say a woman was hit and killed after being struck by a driver that fled the scene in Phoenix Sunday evening.


The incident happened around 9 p.m. near 35th Avenue and Indian School Road.


According to Phoenix police, the woman was crossing 35th Avenue, in the middle of the street, when she was hit by a truck. The truck did not stop and continued driving northbound.


Police also believe a second truck hit the pedestrian and fled the scene.


The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and has since died.


Police now say they’re looking for a dark-colored pickup truck that fled the scene northbound on 35th Avenue after hitting the woman.


There have been detected multiple dangerous areas for pedestrians’ part of an Operation Safe Roads campaign.


Dozens of people are crossing the same section of road on multiple occasions.


The most eye-catching thing is that people mostly hurrying to get to and from bus stops located mid-block. Others were crossing between an apartment complex and convenience store. There is a crosswalk at the 3-way intersection of 35th Avenue, Grand Avenue, and Indian School Road, but it will take 5 minutes or more to cross the street that way.


When reached out to the City of Phoenix in June and asking what’s being done to stop the hazardous situation, a city spokeswoman said they were hoping to have a specialized lighted crosswalk, called HAWK, installed. She said it could take as long as 3 years to get the project started.


Now, after the Operation Safe Roads report, and several deadly crashes in the area, the city says they plan to expedite the construction proposal.


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