Pregnant woman struck in Scottsdale crosswalk; driver sought

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Police are searching for the driver who struck a pregnant woman in a Scottsdale crosswalk Thursday.

The 37-year-old Phoenix woman was crossing Scottsdale Road eastbound in the south crosswalk at Greenway Parkway before 3 p.m.. According to police, the woman had the "walk" signal.

When she was about halfway through the crosswalk, an eastbound vehicle reportedly made a right turn from Greenway Parkway onto Scottsdale Road.

The woman saw the car coming at her and turned slightly, placing her left hand on the hood. She was lifted up onto the hood and then slid off, police said.

She told police the vehicle pulled over but fled south after she yelled that she was pregnant and calling police.

Police said the woman, who is 15 weeks pregnant, had several small bruises on her left leg and a bruised palm. She was evaluated by the Scottsdale Fire Department and declined transport to a hospital.

The vehicle is described as a gold, four-door Honda sedan. It appeared to be an older model and was beat up and dirty. The license plate had a dark-colored solid background with white letters and numbers, similar to an old Arizona plate.

The driver is described as a man in his mid to late 30s with short dark hair, a slender face and no facial hair.