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UPDATE: Pedestrian Strike Injures One on Route 9 in Marlboro

By rlsmetro on

Marlboro Police are investigating a pedestrian strike that injured one on Route 9 on Sunday evening.

According to police, on April 11, at approximately 9:10 p.m., the Marlboro Township Police Department received a 911 call about a motor vehicle crash in which a pedestrian was struck.

Police said that the crash occurred on Route 9 Northbound in the area of Willow Lane. The pedestrian, identified as Nathanial Martinez, was crossing the street when he was struck by a Kia Seltos driven by Lauren Wlodarski, 26, of Rockaway.

Officials said that Mr. Martinez was transported by ambulance by the Morganville First Aid Squad to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with broken bones and internal injuries.

The cause of the crash is still currently under investigation, but police have said that they do not believe drugs or alcohol are factors.

Police have also said that it's possible that Mr. Martinez was struck by a second vehicle. 

If anyone has information regarding the crash or anyone believes they may have struck something on Route 9 Northbound in the area of Willow Lane at approximately 9:10 p.m. on Sunday evening, they are asked to contact Cpl. David Ruditsky of the Marlboro Township Police Traffic and Safety Bureau at (732) 536-0100 ext. 1090 or

Route 9 Northbound was closed for approximately 3 hours while the crash was being investigated.