Morristown police: Teen struck by car in crosswalk; injuries minor

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A 15-year-old Morristown boy was struck by a car Wednesday while he was crossing Speedwell Avenue in a crosswalk, police said.

The teen complained of minor leg pain, but after being examined by volunteers from the Morristown Ambulance Squad, he declined further treatment and was released to his family, said police Lt. Stuart Greer.

morristown police badgeThe driver, Judith Waldron, 74, of Roxbury, was issued a summons alleging failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Morristown police have stepped up enforcement of distracted driving and jaywalking in response to more than 50 accidents involving cars and pedestrians over the last 18 year and a half.

This accident occurred near Flagler Street just before 3 pm.  The motorist said told police she was driving south, in the curb lane of Speedwell, in her 2003 Pontiac Grand Am when she struck the youth.

“Mrs. Waldron indicated that she did not observe the boy prior to the collision but stopped her car and remained on the scene as soon as she realized what had happened,” said Lt. Greer.

Morristown firefighters were first on the scene, and directed Officer Brian McDonnell to the boy.

Earlier this month, a pedestrian in a crosswalk was struck by a car at the intersection of Ridgedale and Abbett avenues. The woman was taken to Morristown Medical Center for treatment of knee pain.



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