Friends remember beloved Phoenix veterinarian killed by red-light runner

June 17, 2022

PHOENIX, AZ – Loved ones are remembering a well-known Phoenix veterinarian who died after police say a man ran a red light and crashed into her car on Monday June 13, 2022. Friends say Dr. Adele Murad was just a few feet away from the animal hospital she worked at. “Within a few seconds, with a blink of an eye, life was taken away,” Mona Oshana said.

Oshana says she and Murad’s family have known each other for years. Even after moving across several states in the U.S., they’ve always been reunited through church. Most recently, Oshana says they reconnected at Assyrian Church of the East. “You have someone so full of life, so full of compassion, and so much more to give to society that this life was taken by maybe a 30 second tragedy that could’ve been avoided,” Oshana said.

Officers say Dr. Murad was trying to make a left turn when her SUV was hit by a man who ran the red light near 43rd and Northern avenues. Murad was rushed to the hospital but later died from her injuries. “The word tragedy is an understatement for someone who has accomplished so much,” Oshana said.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5