On Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 9:41 a.m., Officers Roy George, Brian Maher and Wayne Shivers responded to Girard Avenue to investigate a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck.

Members of the Chatham Emergency Squad also responded to provide medical care. The pedestrian, Rosana Martelo, age 37, from Elizabeth, New Jersey parked her delivery vehicle in a no-parking zone, facing the wrong direction. She exited her vehicle into the lane of travel and into the side of a moving vehicle, resulting in the collision.

Ms. Martelo was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the other
vehicle, Francisco Perez, age 38, from Chatham Borough, New Jersey was interviewed by the police and released from the scene.

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