Tempe crash near Priest Drive and Broadway Road

A woman was hit by a car near Priest Drive and Broadway Road on Monday night.

TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is fighting for her life at a hospital after she was struck by a car in Tempe late Monday night.

Police say a woman was crossing mid-block on Priest Drive north of Broadway Road when she was struck outside of a crosswalk around 10 p.m.

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She was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say it was initially believed impairment may have been a factor on the pedestrian. However, police later updated Arizona's Family saying "as the investigation continued, it is reported that impairment is not a factor on neither the driver nor the pedestrian."

The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Police say no charges or citations have been recommended or issued at this time.

Priest Drive was closed southbound from 14th Street to Broadway Road and northbound from Broadway Road to 17th Street while detectives investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.


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(5) comments


Another person hit by a car by failing to cross in the crosswalk? How hard is it to figure out what a crosswalk is for? No sympathy.


I know. I REALLY don't get it. The stupidity level is off the charts.


Hope the car is OK.


Murder driver??? She was drunk trying to cross the road... She deserved to become a speed hump... To bad it wasn't a semi or bus that nailed her...


Police say they support the murder driver. [ohmy]

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