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Woman at bus stop dies after being hit by car, police say

It is unknown whether the driver in his 80s was impaired at the time of the crash, the Tempe Police Department said.

TEMPE, Ariz. — A woman sitting at a local bus stop died Friday morning after being hit by a car, the Tempe Police Department said.

The driver of the car, a man in his 80s who has yet to be identified, reportedly lost control of the vehicle while driving southbound and ended up in the northbound lanes, eventually colliding with the bus stop, the department said.

The injured woman was declared dead after lifesaving efforts, officers said. The man was arrested on the scene.

It is unknown whether the man was impaired at the time of the collision.

The collision took place near the intersection of Warner and Rural roads around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 14, police said. The area will be shut down to traffic and pedestrians as investigators search the scene.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) offers driving tips to help keep people safe on the road. 

"There’s always room for improvement when it comes to road safety," the department said on its website. 

ADOT's suggestions include: 

  • Don’t speed or drive aggressively 
  • Never drive while under the influence of substances 
  • Avoid distractions while driving 
  • Wear your seatbelt and make sure all passengers are doing the same 
  • When an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road, move over 
  • Stay extra aware in work zones 
  • Be prepared for weather conditions that make driving dangerous

Find more tips on the department's Driving Safety Homepage on ADOT's website here. 

"Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511, downloading the AZ 511 app and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT," the department said. 

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