Pedestrian and Seeing Eye dog struck by vehicle in Morristown

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From the Morristown police:

On Saturday, April 21st at approximately 9:20am, Morristown Police were dispatched to the intersection of South Street and DeHart Street on a reported pedestrian and service dog struck by a vehicle.

On arrival, officers determined that a 61-year-old Morristown resident had been in the crosswalk on DeHart Street with his Seeing Eye service dog when he was struck by a vehicle being operated by 54-year-old Shoshon Jackson of Succasunna.

The driver indicated that she did not see the pedestrian when turning onto DeHart Street and was unable to stop prior to the collision.

The pedestrian was transported to the Emergency Department at Morristown Medical Center for evaluation of hip, leg, and ankle pain and at his request, the service dog was transported to the Morristown Animal Hospital for a precautionary evaluation. Investigating Officers notified the Morristown Animal Control Officer of the incident.

As a result of the investigation into this matter, the driver was found to be at fault in this collision and was issued a motor vehicle summons for failing to yield to a blind person crossing at an intersection.

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