NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station.
Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, Mauricio Martinez, pinned under a 2011 black Subaru Legacy driven by Glinette Brown, 36, of Saddle Brook.
A physician from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital witnessed the incident and told officers that there was an immediate concern for Martinez’s ability to breathe. The car was resting on his chest, police said.
The responding officers, with the help of two civilians who were passing by, physically lifted the Subaru Legacy off Martinez’s chest while the doctor pulled him to safety.
Emergency medical procedures were initiated until EMS arrived and transported Martinez to nearby Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
The accident is still under investigation and there have been no summonses issued at this time, police said.