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UPDATE: Driver Summons for Striking Senior Pedestrian in Harrison

Harrison Town

The Town of Harrison Police officials are investigating a pedestrian strike that injured a senior resident late Friday night. 

According to Harrison Police, on August 19th at 10:56 pm, Harrison units were dispatched to the intersection of Hiram Place and Cleveland Avenue on the report of a struck pedestrian.

Upon arrival, officers found a 70-year-old Harrison resident lying in the street and a motor vehicle stopped at the intersection.

Harrison Police officials said the victim’s daughter witnessed the crash and reported to the police that she and her mother were crossing the street. Looking back to check on her mother,  she saw a blue Toyota Yaris strike the senior woman. 

Police said Harrison EMS responded to the scene to treat and evaluate the victim.

She sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to University Hospital in Newark for a further evaluation.

Police said the driver, a 34-year-old male Harrison resident, told officers he was making a left turn when he struck the victim.

Police issued the man a summons for failing to yield to a pedestrian.

The victim is expected to make a full recovery.