Middlesex Police respond after teen struck by car outside high school

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MIDDLESEX, NJ – On Wednesday, police headquarters received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a pedestrian was struck by a motor vehicle as he crossed Bound Brook Road in front of the Middlesex High School. Police Officers arrived to find the victim, a 17-year-old male, lying in the roadway with injuries to his face and leg. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset EMT’s and paramedics from J.F.K. University Medical Center responded and treated the youth, who was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Chief Matthew P. Geist said, “Today’s accident reinforces the need for everyone, drivers and pedestrians, to use extra caution around our schools. In the first 20 days of school, we have conducted 40 traffic enforcement stops during the time frame that students are dropped off and picked up at school. Reduced speeds and proper use of crosswalks are key to traffic safety. We will continue to work with our schools and community to create the safest possible environment for our students.”