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Pedestrian Struck Crossing River Road

Injuries not considered life-threatening

A 56-year old man was struck by a car late Thursday afternoon while crossing River Road at Graphic Boulevard in front of the Woodcrest Health Center, police said.

"The pedestrian was struck as the driver was attempting to make a left turn onto River Road from Graphic," Chief Frank Papapietro told Patch. 

According to Papapietro, the man was transported to Holy Name Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life threatening head injuries. 

The accident remains under investigation. 


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miriam pickett July 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM
I was a witness to this accident. I saw the man crossing the street. He had plenty of time to get across. All of a sudden he was struck by a car and was lying on the ground lifeless. I honestly don't know how the driver didn't see him. After about 4 minutes the pedestrian started to move. Very upsetting to see something like that happen.
Em July 26, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Scarey! I am trying to think of how many accidents have happened in that area in the past year. I recall another 50ish man getting striked by CVS/Shop Rite, the High School student at the intersection of Cooper and River, another woman by Hovanian School immediately following the Zoning Board Meeting, and now this one.. and this is just from what I recall reading! I am sure there are others that I am leaving out. Imagine how many more of these accidents we will be reading about if we have 221 apartments, 70,500 sq. ft. super Shop Rite, and a 4,300 sq ft. bank! SOD!!!!!
Denise July 27, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I too, have been thinking of all the recent accidents. The next thing my brain gets linked to is how many more will be happening if Hekemian gets his way... SOD OUT!
james July 27, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I believe cell phone records can be looked at if there is an accident. I also think the immediate thought and connection to the Hekemain developement is a stretch. I agree with Jimmy that the police should possibly try to issue tickets to those that do not stop for pedestrians who are crossing within a marked crosswalk. If they are crossing will nilly then they have to own responsibility for putting themselves in danger.
Scott Aab July 27, 2012 at 06:57 PM
They can be looked at, Im sure buy now the pedestrian has legal council. I was rear ended in '09 and saw the driver on the phone my attorney did the rest.


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