UPDATE: 11:30 p.m. Authorities confirmed the pedestrian died from injuries sustained during the accident.

CLARK, NJ - Traffic was tied up around Raritan Road and Central Avenue Saturday morning after a 71 year old woman was struck by a vehicle according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.   

The Metuchen resident was crossing Raritan  Road at ShopRite Way when she was hit by a car turning right while exiting the shopping plaza.   

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Matos said the woman was flown to university Hospital in Newark with serious head injuries.  The driver stopped and was being cooperative according to authorities.  

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call the Clark Police department at 732 388 3434 and ask to speak to Sgt. Lott.