Investigation Continues into 21-Year-Old Student Struck by Rutgers Police Car

UPDATE (9/25): A family friend of the injured student has contacted us to correct an error in this story.  According to an email received this afternoon, the victim returned home from the hospital "a few days ago."  The friend said the victim is "still recovering and in great pain."

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A spokesman for the City of New Brunswick said that the city's police department was still investigating a motor vehicle accident involving a Rutgers police car and a Rutgers student pedestrian.

The incident occurred on Wednesday September at approximately 5:24pm.  The spokesman, Russell Marchetta, said that the student was struck by a Rutgers police vehicle.

He also gave the first clues about the identity of the victim, adding he is a 21-year-old man originally from Wayne, New Jersey.

Rutgers University spokesman Greg Trevor says the victim, whom he confirmed is a Rutgers student, remains at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital with a leg injury.

Trevor said on Friday that the New Brunswick police were leading the investigation into the accident.

 

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