Another pedestrian struck!
Unbelievable. Just like a previous incident a block away back in June, yet another pedestrian is toppled by a vehicle.
One reader said: “They really need to do something about this. It’s an epidemic in this town.”
And another concerned citizen said:
“Saw another pedestrian hit this a.m. at the corner of Newark and River Street right by that Luna Club. A black pick-up was turning left and hit a young woman, I’d say, in her 20s. When I passed she was lying in the middle of the street on her back and the police had just arrived. She wasn’t unconscious. The pick-up driver was also there trying to be helpful. Very scary.
There should be a cop at every single one of those corners in the morning to direct both cars and pedestrians. We can’t expect everyone to follow the rules (whatever they may be!!!) with that many vehicles and pedestrians trying to get where they need to go. Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise if this woman walked in front of the truck and the driver just didn’t see her. Hard to say. But pedestrians take all sorts of chances walking out in the middle of the street, assuming that they’re seen and that the cars will stop, especially when they’re wearing an iPod. To see someone lying in the street like that is really very scary.”