2 Women hit by car while jaywalking

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Two women were hit by a car while jaywalking across a Phoenix street early Friday morning.

It happened at about 1:30 a.m. at Seventh Avenue and Broadway Road. According to police, the women were crossing from the Arco station there to the Circle K.

A car that had a green light hit one of the women, throwing her up onto the windshield. The car then clipped the second woman, who was walking a few feet behind the first victim.

The driver who hit the women immediately stopped and called 911. Police do not believe he was impaired.

The intersection is well-lit, and there are crosswalks in all directions. "It's just unfortunate that people jaywalk across the street," Lt. Lowell Spalla of the Phoenix Police Department said.

Both women suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital. At this point, the driver, who had the right of way, is not facing charges in connection with the accident.

Broadway Road was closed in both directions for several hours.

Jaywalking is a civil traffic offense that carries a fine of up to $250.