2 pedestrians, 1 male and 1 female, were killed over the course of Monday night and Tuesday morning in 2 separate accidents involving vehicles and the pedestrians in west Phoenix, Mar. 6th-7th. The 1st incident occurred Monday night just before 11:00 p.m. when west Phoenix police say that an 80-year old man was crossing the street at the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Indian School Road when he was struck by a vehicle.
The man was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by medical staff. The driver who struck the pedestrian remained on scene and cooperated with authorities. Phoenix police say the driver’s impairment is suspect at this time but that the pedestrian had been crossing the road mid-block instead of at a designated crosswalk.
The 2nd incident occurred Tuesday morning at about 5:00 a.m. when a woman who was reportedly crossing the street at the intersection of 36th Street and Thomas Road was struck by a vehicle. The woman was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries sustained in the collision. Phoenix police say that the driver had attempted to flee the scene but was detained by police. Authorities say that impairment does not seem to play a factor in this crash and that the driver tried to flee out of fear for repercussions. It is unclear what if any charges will be filed against the driver. The roadway is expected to be restricted through rush hour.
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