A 78-year-old pedestrian was struck by an SUV driven by a Morris County detective, and trapped beneath the vehicle, in Morristown behind the Morris County Courthouse on Friday.
The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, may have sustained compound fractures to both legs, said town Public Safety Director Michael Corcoran Jr.
Authorities did not immediately identify the driver, either. But MorristownGreen.com has learned the Ford Explorer was driven by
Kristi Allegretti Christie Allegretta, a detective with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office.
Morristown Green reached out to the Prosecutor’s Office for comment and will update this story with any response.
The victim was struck shortly after 2 pm at the intersection of Ann Street and Schuyler Place, near the Ann Street seniors apartments where authorities believe she resides.
“The matter is still an active investigation,” Corcoran said.
This is at least the second accident involving a pedestrian since the town announced a pedestrian safety campaign last month.
A man sustained injuries to his pelvis after being struck by a car at the intersection of Macculloch Avenue and Miller Road during the evening rush hour on May 21, 2019. Police determined the pedestrian was at fault in that accident.