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Car Strikes, Severely Injures Senior Man in Linden

By rlsmetro on

Police in Linden are investigating a pedestrian strike that seriously injured a senior man Tuesday evening. 

Officials said at approximately 6:40 p.m. this evening, police units responded to the 300 block of South Wood Avenue on reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash. 

According to Linden Police, preliminary reports indicated that a 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on South Wood Avenue when it struck a 71-year-old Linden man as he crossed the street.

The man was transported to Newark University Hospital with serious injuries. 

The driver, a 25-year-old Carteret woman, was not injured in the crash and is cooperating with investigators, according to Linden Police. 

This crash remains under investigation by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau, and anyone with information is urged to contact Inv. Ryan Zaccaro at (908) 474-8505.