An Arizona judge has been killed while crossing the street after a driver allegedly jumped a red light.
Judge Rosa Mroz, 56, was struck by the Hyundai in the city of Phoenix in the US state of Arizona at around 9.15am on 2nd February, dying of her injuries several days later.
The Phoenix Police said: “On February 2, 2022, at about 9:15 a.m., Phoenix Police responded to a serious vehicle collision in the area of 56th Street and Camelback Road.
“Officers learned an adult female pedestrian was crossing the roadway when she was struck by a black Hyundai. The female pedestrian was transported to a local hospital in extremely critical condition. The driver of the Hyundai remained on scene.”
The police also said that preliminary information showed the motorist, name not disclosed, failed to stop for a red light.
The Arizona Government said in a statement on 6th February: “Governor Doug Ducey has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, February 7, 2022, in honor of Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Rosa Mroz, who passed away after succumbing to injuries in a traffic collision.
“Flags will also be lowered for the interment which has yet to be scheduled.
“Judge Mroz was struck by a vehicle in Phoenix while crossing an intersection on Feb. 2. She passed away today after several days in a Valley hospital.”
Governor Ducey said: “Arizona is saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Judge Rosa Mroz. An advocate for justice, dutiful public servant and transformational leader, Judge Mroz will be missed.
“We wish her family, loved ones and colleagues peace during this difficult time.”
Arizona Government said Judge Mroz served on the Maricopa County Superior Court since 2004 and was appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano, adding: “Prior to her appointment, she served in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, and worked as an associate in Arizona law firms.
“Mroz clerked for Arizona Court of Appeals Chief Judge Thomas Kleinschmidt and Arizona Supreme Court Justice James Duke Cameron.”
Her death remains under investigation by the Phoenix Police Department.