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Pedestrian Struck By Car Outside South Orange Middle School on Monday

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A 47-year-old woman was struck and injured by a car at about 4 p.m. on N. Ridgewood Road, in front of South Orange Middle School (SOMS), according to an update from South Orange Village President Sheena Collum to her Facebook page at about 5 p.m..

Collum also stated on Facebook that the woman had been transported to the hospital and an investigation is underway.

South Orange police and fire departments were on the scene, and the South Orange Fire Department used inflated airbags to extricate the woman who had been pinned underneath the car. The woman was reported to be conscious and did not appear to be in a life-threatening situation.

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The driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was also transported to a local hospital for observation and any necessary treatment.

N. Ridgewood Road was closed between South Orange Avenue and Beech Spring Road, but had re-opened to traffic by around 6 p.m.

An email to the SOMS community from Principal Lynn Irby at about 5 p.m. stated that there was "a car accident which injured two or more adults, to which the police and EMT Team responded quickly.  No children were directly involved."

Irby's email also stated, "our thoughts are with those involved in the accident, and with their families."

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