Pedestrian struck in Morristown; police say he was at fault

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A pedestrian was injured early Sunday in Morristown after running into the path of an oncoming vehicle, police said.

Andrew Meehan, 23, of Morristown, sustained a head laceration, broken right thumb, bruises to his left side and abrasions to his left knee when he was struck at 1:46 am by a 2016 Mercedes driven by Akram Midani, 23, of Wayne, said Morristown Public Safety Director Michael Corcoran Jr.

Atlantic Ambulance responded to the accident, at the intersection of Maple Avenue and DeHart Street, and Meehan was treated at Morristown Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries, Corcoran said.

The Mercedes was traveling 20- to 25 mph, within the speed limit, according to Officer Eric Petr, whose preliminary investigation determined the pedestrian was at fault, Corcoran said.  No summonses were issued, he said.

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  1. Uncontrolled intersection with crosswalks, sounds to me as if by State law the pedestrian gets the right of way. Need more information as to why this officer feels the driver gets no ticket.

  2. You know you live in a safe area when a non-fatal accident makes the news and is then reported by the safety director.