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.