NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The 71-year-old city man who was struck by a car late last month in Franklin remains under the care of doctors, but he's in stable condition, according to Franklin police.
Police today identified the victim as Patrick McDonald, who lives on Landing Lane in New Brunswick. He was hit during the morning of July 27 while trying to cross Easton Avenue, police said at the time.
McDonald suffered a “serious,” non-life-threatening injury to his head in the crash, Franklin Police Department Lt. Philip Rizzo told TAPinto via email.
The alleged driver, meanwhile, is scheduled to appear in Franklin's municipal court “in the near future,” Rizzo said. Unab Javed, a 27-year-old woman from Somerset, received a ticket for careless driving, cops said.
She allegedly drove her 2016 Mazda CX5 eastward on Castleton Avenue before stopping at the intersection with Easton Avenue. She then allegedly turned right and failed to see McDonald, who was crossing the road, and struck him, police claim.
Cops initially withheld McDonald's identity as they worked to notify his family.
Original article (July, 27):
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Police are seeking help in an active investigation of an auto accident involving a 71-year-old unidentified male, from New Brunswick.
The victim was struck on Easton Avenue near Castleton Avenue, Thursday morning, according to authorities. Police say, he was transported to an area hospital by EMS personnel with serious injuries.
Easton Avenue was shut down during an investigation by the Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau, according to police.
According to police, the investigation revealed Unab Javed, a 27-year-old female, of Somerset, was driving her 2016 Mazda CX5 eastbound on Castleton Avenue prior to stopping at the intersection so she could turn right onto Easton Avenue.
Javed proceeded when traffic was allowed and did not see the victim crossing the roadway and struck him, according to police. The victim's identity is being withheld pending family notification.
The Franklin Township Police Department’s Traffic Safety Bureau is actively investigating the factors that contributed to this crash. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Officer James Raics at 732-873-5533 extension 3177.
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