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Elderly Man Struck by Vehicle While Riding Motorized Wheel Chair in Elizabeth

By rlsmetro on

Elizabeth Police are investigating the cause of a crash that injured an elderly man  in a motorized wheelchair Sunday night. 

It happened shortly before 11 p.m. just south of the Bayway Circle on Route 1&9. 


Police and EMS were dispatched to the location to investigate reports of an injured person.

When they arrived, emergency repsonders found the 80-year-old victim ejected from the wheelchair  suffering severe injuries. 

According to preliminary reports, the victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for treatment while police closed a portion of 1&9 for the crash investigation. 

The suspect reportedly did not remain at the scene.