Officer Steve Miller responded to the area of Route 46 at the intersection of New Road at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, October 5 to investigate multiple reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle at that intersection.
Upon his arrival, the roadway was closed to all traffic by Officer Miller. Additional officers responded for traffic control as a Par-Troy EMS unit and Paramedics from St. Clare’s Hospital arrived and began treating the seriously injured pedestrian who was identified as a 30 year old male Parsippany Resident.
Officer Miller’s investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing Rt. 46 in the crosswalk from the north side of the road to the south side of the road with the right of way. By the time he reached the middle lane of Route 46 East, Route 46 traffic now had a green light. Due to the time and day of the crash, traffic was very light and there were no vehicles stopped at the light on Route 46 while it was red.
A 1995 Toyota Camry being operated by a Lake Hiawatha resident was traveling at highway speed when it struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was treated and transported to Morristown Hospital where he remains stable condition post-surgery.
The Morris County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene to take laser measurements and Montville officers as well as NJ DOT units also assisted with traffic control. Parsippany District 5 Fire and Parsippany Rescue and Recovery also responded to assist with lighting. The eastbound lanes of travel were closed for approx. one hour.
No charges have been filed at this time. The incident is still under investigation by Officer Miller. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should contact Officer Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (973) 263-4300.