Trip to store turns deadly for Glendale mom

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GLENDALE, Ariz. - A quick trip to the grocery store turned deadly for a Glendale woman and now her friend is speaking out.

Mirsada Raskovic, 47, was leaving the Safeway at 67th Avenue and the 101 freeway on Thursday morning when a pick-up truck hit her in the parking lot.

Glendale police say the incident was an accident. The adult male driver showed no signs of impairment and speed did not appear to be a factor.

Essie Learn, Raskovic's closest friend, says the mother of two was on her way to her house for a visit.

"She woke up at 8:30 a.m. and she called to tell me that she was running late so I said 'Okay, I'll see you when you get here’."

Raskovic was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to friends, the woman led an incredible life. Raskovic, from Bosnia, married a man from Serbia during the war in Bosnia. Unwelcome by both of their home countries, they sought refuge in the United States.

Later, Raskovic suffered from meningitis and was in a coma but survived that too.

She leaves behind a husband and two children, a daughter who is 10 years old and a son who turned 18 years old Friday.

"She was very selfless and she loved to laugh, she had a lot of fun. It was an honor to know her."

To help the family with funeral expenses you can deposit funds at any Wells Fargo bank branch under accout number: 19994284154