NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Rutgers University Police Department car struck a student last week on the Cook Campus, according to a school official.
Emergency responders evaluated the woman, who was not “seriously injured,” Rutgers spokesperson Karen Smith told TAPinto New Brunswick. The student declined additional medical care at the scene.
“The accident was the result of the pedestrian running across the roadway outside the crosswalk from behind a stopped bus between vehicles stopped in traffic,” Smith said.
The incident occurred at 4:05 p.m. March 24 on Dudley Road, near its intersection with Biel Road, in New Brunswick. That’s a heavily trafficked area near student housing and the Neilson Dining Hall.
Neither the pedestrian nor the Rutgers police officer received citations in the wake of the crash, according to the school.
Rutgers officials declined to release the identities of the driver and the pedestrian.
The officer isn’t facing any disciplinary measures.
A similar situation occurred in September 2012, when a Rutgers police vehicle hit a student near Scott Hall on College Avenue, according to New Brunswick Today. University officials reportedly said then that a student had jumped onto the road from between buses.