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UPDATE: Man Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Operating Electric Scooter on Route 22 in Mountainside


By: Richard L. Smith

Mountainside Police are investigating a pedestrian accident that left a man dead this morning on Route 22. 

Chief Joseph Giannuzzi said at approximately 4:35 a.m., Mountainside Police responded to the intersection of Route 22 and New Providence Road for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle.

Chief Giannuzzi said officers arrived, found a 64-year-old male from Mountainside in the roadway, and began lifesaving measures on the victim.

According to Chief Giannuzzi, a preliminary investigation shows the victim crossed into traffic while operating a battery-powered scooter and was struck by a 2016 Nissan driven by a 62-year-old woman from Plainfield, NJ, who stopped at the scene.

Despite the efforts of responding emergency personnel, the pedestrian Chief Giannuzzi was pronounced dead at Overlook Medical Center in Summit. 

Any witnesses are asked to contact Detective Debbie of the Mountainside Police Dept 908-232-8100