LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two pedestrians were recently struck on Livingston roads, according to police, including one incident in which the victim sustained a broken leg.
At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, a vehicle was travelling north in the left lane on Eisenhower Parkway and entered the eastbound intersection at W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue intersection with a green light when a pedestrian wearing dark clothing ran in front of the vehicle. According to police, the vehicle struck the individual as it entered the intersection, and the pedestrian sustained a broken leg.
Police ultimately determined that the pedestrian was at fault for failing to observe the traffic light.
On the next evening at 10:15 p.m., a vehicle that was making a left turn from the eastbound left lane of W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue onto N. Hillside Avenue struck a pedestrian as he was crossing N. Hillside Avenue.
According to police, the driver saw the pedestrian but was unable to stop in time. Witnesses reported that the driver did not yield right of way to the pedestrian, police said.
Two summonses were issued to the driver for careless driving and not yielding right of way to a pedestrian. According to police, the pedestrian received minor injuries and was released from the scene.
In other news, police also reported that a motorcycle accident occurred on Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. when a vehicle making a left turn onto Amelia Avenue from the northbound left lane of S. Livingston Avenue struck a motorcycle that was travelling south in the right lane of S. Livingston Avenue.
At the time, a vehicle facing south attempting to make a left turn into a parking lot was unable to see southbound right lane, but thought it was clear and made the turn, according to police. The vehicle struck the motorcycle, forcing the operator of the motorcycle off the bike.
Police said the driver of the motorcycle sustained head injuries and was transported to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle received summons relating to this accident.
On the same date, a BMW was stolen from the driveway of 9 Brayton Drive. According to police, the vehicle was recovered later in the day in Newark and the investigation is ongoing.