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(Update) Roselle Park Police Release Information on Thursday Night Pedestrian Accident

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(Update) Roselle Park Police Release Information on Thursday Night Pedestrian Accident Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police have released details on Thursday nights auto/pedestrian accident that sent a Roselle Park woman to the hospital and closed E.Westfield Ave. for short time. 

Police say, on Thursday night at approximately 7:23 p.m. officers responded to the 300 block of E.Westfield Ave. on a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian who was stated to be unconscious in the middle of the highway.

After an investigation police say, a 2001 Ford Explorer operated by a 57-year-old Freehold Borough resident was traveling eastbound in the outside lane of E. Westfield Ave. when he struck and injured a 61-year-old Roselle Park resident who was standing in the roadway. The woman was unconscious upon police arrival and was transported to University Hospital in Newark by Union County E.M.S., where she was reported to be in critical but stable condition.  

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The crash is currently under investigation led by the Roselle Park Police Detective Bureau and Traffic Unit. They were assisted by the Union County Police Crash Investigation Team and Union County Sheriffs Office (Crime Scene Unit). 

Traffic in both directions was shut down for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the crash or anyone who might have witnessed the incident to contact the Roselle Park Police Department at 908-245-2300.   

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