Pedestrian Struck, Severely Injured by Vehicle on I-280 in Harrison

NJ State Police officials are investigating a pedestrian strike that severely injured a person on a highway in Hudson County Saturday morning.

According to reports, just before 2 a.m., police closed a section of I-280 eastbound near exit 16E - Essex Street in Harrison after they found a severely injured person lying in the roadway.

Police believe that the victim was struck by the vehicle at a high rate of speed while they walked in the middle of the highway.

The incident is under investigation and no other injuries were reported.