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Maricopa County Superior Court judge hospitalized after getting hit by car

Feb 3, 2022, 2:00 PM
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PHOENIX – A longtime Maricopa County Superior Court judge was seriously injured Wednesday in a car-pedestrian collision involving a driver suspected of running a red light in Phoenix, authorities said.

Judge Rosa Mroz was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

The Judicial Branch of Arizona said in a press release Thursday that Mroz remained hospitalized and her family was requesting privacy.

Mroz was walking across the roadway in the area of 56th Street and Camelback Road around 9:15 a.m. when she was hit by a black Hyundai, police said. The car stayed at the scene.

“Preliminary information indicates the driver of the Hyundai failed to stop for a red traffic signal light,” Sgt. Andy Williams, a Phoenix Police spokesman, said in a press release Wednesday.

The investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Mroz was appointed to the bench by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano in 2004. She’s currently assigned to the criminal department of the Maricopa County Judicial Branch.

The Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law named her judge of the year for 2020, according to her online biography.

Mroz received law degree from ASU in 1993.

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