LIVINGSTON, NJ — An 80-year-old Livingston woman suffered head injuries and was transported to the Morristown Memorial Trauma Center on Monday afternoon after being struck by an unattended car as it rolled down her driveway on Winged Foot Drive.
According to police, the person who delivered the car left the driver’s side door open upon exiting the vehicle, and the door knocked the woman to the ground as it began rolling backward.
Another Livingston resident suffered minor injuries on Friday after striking a utility pole with his vehicle as he swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming car.
According to Livingston police, a 66-year-old Livingston woman was driving eastbound on W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue just after 11 a.m. and veered into the path of an oncoming westbound vehicle as he attempted to turn left. The 34-year-old Livingston resident operating the westbound vehicle hopped the curb and struck a utility pole outside Sen. Richard Codey's district office at 66 W. Mount Pleasant in his attempt to avoid a crash.
Codey posted a photo of the incident on his Facebook page, stating that he and another man helped the driver out of the vehicle and that the driver appeared to be doing miraculously well despite the state of the vehicle.
"He’s extremely lucky," the former governor wrote. "Always remember to drive safely out there, everybody."
According to police, the driver was transferred to a nearby hospital with cuts and bruises.