Police: Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Scottsdale Road

The Scottsdale Police Department responded to a fatal pedestrian vs vehicle collision on Scottsdale Road. (Independent Newsmedia/Arianna Grainey)

A Scottsdale resident has died as a result of injuries sustained from being hit by a vehicle on Scottsdale Road on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 9, police officials say.

The death marks the seventh fatal vehicle vs pedestrian collision in Scottsdale in the past year.

At approximately 6:25 p.m., on Jan. 9, Scottsdale Police Department officers responded to a car vs pedestrian traffic collision at 1900 N. Scottsdale Road.

The pedestrian, Jung Son Kim, 88, was transported to an area hospital where she tragically died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, police officials say.

The vehicle driver was uninjured and remained on scene fully cooperating with investigators.

Through the investigation thus far it was determined that Ms. Kim was crossing east on Scottsdale Road at mid-block when she was struck by the southbound vehicle. Speed and impairment do not appear to be factors in the collision and no charges are anticipated to be issued to the involved driver, police officials say.

The roadway was closed for approximately four hours for the on-scene investigation.
Scottsdale Police Department Sgt. Ben Hoster says there have been seven fatal car vs pedestrian collisions in Scottsdale over the last 12 months.

“With last night’s tragic events fresh in our minds, the Scottsdale Police Department would like to remind everyone to be safe and offer a few tips,” he said.

The police department recommends pedestrians:

  • Use crosswalks when crossing the street.
  • When there is no crosswalk present, cross the street at the nearest intersection.
  • Wear clothing that is visible to drivers especially at night.
  • Follow all traffic control signs and devices.
  • Always utilize the sidewalk, if not available walk facing oncoming traffic.

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