Summit, NJ, February 3, 2023 - Summit Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian at the intersection of Deforest Avenue and Woodland Avenue at approximately 8:15AM this morning.
Officers were called to the scene at Lincoln-Hubbard School on 52 Woodland Ave. where they found a 10-year-old Summit boy with a leg injury. The victim reported that he was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Deforest Avenue and Woodland Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle; he walked to the school for assistance. The student was transported to Overlook Medical Center by the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad for treatment.
The driver, an 89-year-old Summit woman, was proceeding south at a low rate of speed on Woodland Avenue when she attempted to make a left turn onto Deforest Avenue and struck the victim who was crossing the street. The driver states that sun glare was a contributing factor to the accident. The driver did not immediately pull over at the scene. When she returned and was unable to locate the victim, she responded to Summit Police Department at 512 Springfield Ave. and reported the accident. She was issued a summons.
The incident is under investigation by the Summit Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau.
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