Woman on motorized scooter hit, killed by semi-truck in Tempe

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A woman was on a motorized scooter when she was hit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A woman was on a motorized scooter when she was hit. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Impairment doesn't appear to be a factor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Impairment doesn't appear to be a factor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The semi-truck driver stayed on the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The semi-truck driver stayed on the scene. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A woman is dead after she was hit by a semi-truck while riding a motorized scooter in Tempe on Monday night.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Jennifer Przgocki.  

The accident happened around 7 p.m. Monday on Hardy Drive, south of Broadway Road.

Tempe police say an 18-wheeler semi tanker truck, which was eastbound on 23rd Street, stopped at the stop sign at S. Hardy Drive,

But then, that truck began backing up to allow another semi to make the turn to westbound 23rd Street.  As the semi backed up, it collided with the motor scooter.  

Police said the driver of the truck was cited for "unsafe backing."

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