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Pedestrian hit by car near 23rd Avenue/Cactus Road

Pedestrian hit, killed near 23rd Ave/Cactus Road
Pedestrian hit, killed near 23rd Ave/Cactus Road
Posted at 6:03 AM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 14:48:39-04

A pedestrian is hospitalized in extremely critical condition after being struck by a car in north Phoenix.

Around 4 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the area of 23rd Avenue and Cactus Road after receiving reports of a collision. 

Witnesses told officers that a woman was in the roadway when she was struck by a vehicle heading west on Cactus Road. 

ABC15 talked to officials on scene who confirmed the crash is deadly, however, a Phoenix police spokeswoman said the pedestrian was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition.  

Our crews on scene saw a black vehicle with front-end damage and an overturned shopping cart along the road. Detectives placed evidence markers around the area. 

The driver remained at the scene and impairment is not suspected, officials said.

In a recently released study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Arizona ranked number one for pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents.

In Phoenix, pedestrian deaths are on a record pace this year. 

As of June 15, there were 51 pedestrians killed in the city. Police have set up a task force and enforcement campaign to try and curb the rising death toll.