FAIR LAWN, NJ - On a fiercely cold, Valentine afternoon, a van struck a pedestrian at Morlot Avenue and Plaza Road, leaving her with head and leg injuries, police said.

Today, Feb. 14, at approximately 2 p.m., a 48-year-old female pedestrian from Fair Lawn was struck by a 2010 GMC van, operated by a 57-year-old male from Hackettstown, police said. The driver, who was making a left turn from Morlot Avenue onto Plaza Road when the crash occurred, remained on the scene, police said.

The victim, who was lying in the roadway with head and leg injuries when police arrived, was transported to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson with injuries that were considered non-life threatening. 

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Plaza Road between Morlot Avenue and Southern Drive had been closed while the victim was being treated but has since been reopened. 

The crash is still under investigation at this time, police said. 

On Monday, Feb. 10, a 3-year-old was struck at Plaza Road and Fair Lawn Avenue while crossing the street with her mother. The little girl was not seriously injured, according to police, although she was sent sprawling 10-feet into the roadway from the impact.

Police have continued to warn individuals, both drivers and pedestrians, to be alert while crossing the street. They are continuing patrols as part of a pedestrian safety initiative this year, stepping up enforcement on 'failure to yield to pedestrian' violations.