An 88-year-old woman died after she was hit by a car near 25th Avenue and Greenway Road on Friday morning,  Phoenix police said.

The woman was crossing midblock just before 7 a.m. and a car heading east struck her, according to Sgt. Alan Pfohl, Phoenix police spokesman.

The driver, a 47-year-old woman, told officers that she did not see the pedestrian.

The driver was evaluated and determined not to be impaired, Pfohl said.

The elderly woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“I cannot stress the importance of using a crosswalk enough, and to always watch for traffic while crossing the road,” Pfohl said.

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