SOMERVILLE, NJ – A 55-year-old Somerville woman was killed Tuesday when she was struck by a pick-up truck as she was crossing East High Street, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.
The accident occurred between Grove Street and Bridge Street around 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Somerset County administration building complex.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the woman is a 74-year-old Bridgewater man, who told police he did not see the woman as she was crossing the street. She was not in a crosswalk, according to Robertson.
The victim was transported by ambulance to nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The driver remained at the scene; the preliminary investigation has determined drugs nor alcohol were a factor; the driver was not using a cell phone, Robertson added.
Robertson did not identify the victim or the driver.
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the accident scene to conduct an investigation.
Somerville Police, first responders and volunteer firefighters all responded to the accident, which closed down East High Street for several hours Tuesday afternoon as the CART unit conducted its investigation.
Tuesday’s accident is the second fatality to have occurred in the vicinity of the county complex in the past 16 months.
Christine McConnachie, 52, a resident of Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, was stuck by a van while crossing Grove Street near the intersection of East Main Street in July, 2018.