A local man was taken to Morristown Medical Center as a precaution after being struck by a vehicle while in a crosswalk on Monday evening, Morristown police said.
The 50-year-old pedestrian, whose identity was not immediately available, had been crossing Washington Street near Schuyler Place at 7:43 pm when he was struck by a 2006 Honda Ridgeline driven by Angel Vega, 44, of Morristown, Lt. Stuart Greer said.
The driver told police that he momentarily took his eyes off the road. When he saw the pedestrian, it was too late.
“Mr. Vega remained at the scene and rendered aid to the pedestrian until the police arrived,” said Lt. Greer.
The pedestrian sustained “minor injuries” to his lower back, the lieutenant said.
After interviewing the driver and witnesses, Officer Carmen Caponegro charged Angel Vega with failing to stop for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, a motor vehicle violation.
It was the second pedestrian accident in that vicinity this month.
Almost to the hour two weeks ago, a Parsippany man was injured after being struck in a crosswalk at Washington Street and North Park Place by a hit-and-run driver.
MG Correspondent Berit Ollestad contributed to this report.