Woman dies after being hit by car near Tempe bus stop

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A driver lost control of his car and hit a woman, police said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) A driver lost control of his car and hit a woman, police said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The victim was taken to the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The victim was taken to the hospital. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Police thought she would be OK but then she went into cardiac arrest and died. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police thought she would be OK but then she went into cardiac arrest and died. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Police said the driver wasn't impaired, remained on scene and cooperated with officers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Police said the driver wasn't impaired, remained on scene and cooperated with officers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A woman has died after being hit by a car while near a bus stop in Tempe on Monday morning.

Police said the driver lost control of his car in the parking lot near Priest Drive and Baseline Road and hit the woman, who was later identified as Penny L. Brown.

He then struck a Circle K sign and some landscaping.

Brown was transported to the hospital. While she was being treated, police said officers were told her injuries were not considered life-threatening.

But then she went into cardiac arrest and died at the hospital, police said.

She was 52 years old.

Brown was a member of the Valley Metro and First Transit. 

"Valley Metro and First Transit are deeply saddened by the loss of Penny Brown. Penny was a member of our transit family who worked hard to provide positive customer care and to support a service that connects metro Phoenix and enhances lives," said Valley Metro in a statement. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the Brown family and to all her friends and colleagues."

Police said the driver wasn't impaired, remained on scene and cooperated with officers.

An investigation is underway.

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