Elderly Pedestrian in Critical Condition after Being Struck by Car in Linden

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LINDEN, NJ – An elderly Linden man is in the hospital recovering from serious injuries after being struck by a car while crossing South Wood Avenue.

According to police, at approximately 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 300 block of S. Wood Ave on reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle crash.

“Preliminary reports indicate that a 2004 Nissan Maxima was traveling north on S. Wood Ave when it struck a 71-year-old Linden man as he crossed the street. The man was transported to Newark University Hospital with serious injuries,” the Linden Police Department said. “The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old woman from Carteret, was not injured in the crash and is cooperating with Investigators.”

This crash remains under investigation by the Linden Police Traffic Bureau, and anyone with information is urged to contact Inv. Ryan Zaccaro at (908) 474-8505.

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