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Severe Injuries for Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Route 1&9 in Elizabeth


Police in Elizabeth temporarily closed a portion of a road in the city to investigate a pedestrian strike that severely injured a person late Friday evening. 

It happened around 10:55 p.m. on Route 1&9 (Spring Street) near East Jersey Street. 

Police say emergency responders rushed to the scene and found the seriously injured victim lying in the roadway's northbound lanes after a car struck them at that location. 

According to police, the victim was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for treatment and remained under medical personnel's care. There has been no confirmation of a fatality as of 4:40 a.m. Saturday. 

The Union County Sheriff's Department assisted in the active and ongoing investigation.