Two Students Struck By Vehicle Near Union County College
The students were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
Two students were struck by a vehicle that was involved in a crash in front of Union County College at about 10:20 a.m. this morning.
According to police, the two victims were waiting at the traffic light to cross Springfield Avenue on their way to the UCC Cranford campus, when a motor vehicle accident occurred at the same intersection.
Lt. James Wozniak said the students were standing on the curb on the Nomagehan Park side of Springfield Avenue waiting to cross, when two vehicles, traveling in opposite directions on the busy roadway, became involved in an accident. One of the vehicles was attempting to turn into the parking lot at Nomahegan Park, while the other was traveling on Springfield Avenue. During the impact, one of the vehicles, spun around, striking the two students.
The injuries, Wozniak said, are not believed to be life-threatening. Emergency crews responded and transported one of the victims to Overlook Hospital in Summit, and the other to University Hospital in Newark. As of about 10:45 a.m., police were continuing to investigate the incident. The ages of the victims are unknown at this time, and the names are being withheld, as the investigation is still ongoing.
In a separate incident at about the same time, the Segway driven by Parking Enforcement Officer Ralph Gregson was struck by a vehicle. The auxiliary officer was not on the vehicle at the time, Wozniak said. He was conducting parking enforcement in the area of Union County College at the time that the Segway was struck.