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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A woman was hospitalized after she was struck by a car on Hamilton Street at about 1:15pm on Friday.
But that incident, which occurred near the intersection with Plum Street in front of Ta-ta’s Pizza, was only the beginning.
Police officers briefly closed one block of Hamilton Street as EMS crews tended to the unidentified female victim.
According to a witness on the scene, the driver was delivering food for Korean BBQ Grill on Easton Ave. The driver stopped at the scene, according to the witness.
The victim left the scene in a Rutgers University ambulance and traffic was re-opened shortly before 2pm.
Later that evening, a mother and her two children were struck by a driver on Hassart Street, according to New Brunswick’s Patch.com.
The 19-year-old driver stayed at the scene according to the report.
The following day, in neighboring East Brunswick, a woman lost control of her vehicle and struck five pedestrians, fatally injuring two.
The Home News Tribune reported that the pedestrians who lost their lives were walking home from a religious service at a nearby synagogue.
Also, Friday morning, a 61-year-old woman in Old Bridge was killed in an accident at an intersection with no traffic light near a middle school, according to a report on NJ.com.
One day earlier, an 86-year-old South Plainfield woman was killed while sitting in a parking lot of a municipal park at 10am, according to the report.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.