Woman hit, killed at Tempe bus stop by elderly driver who 'lost control'

Warner and Rural bus stop fatal
Posted at 7:05 AM, Jan 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-14 13:49:57-05

TEMPE, AZ — A woman is dead after getting hit by a truck Friday morning while waiting at a Tempe bus stop near Warner and Rural roads.

At about 5:30 a.m. Friday, Tempe police say the driver of a truck was traveling southbound on Rural Road when he lost control and drove into the northbound lanes. He then hopped a curb and hit a woman who was seated at a bus stop.

The woman died at the scene after lifesaving efforts by paramedics. Her name has not yet been released.

Police initially said the older male driver had been arrested, but later updated ABC15 crews at the scene and said the man was cooperating with police as they continue to investigate the incident.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor.