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Man Struck While Crossing Route 46 in Parsippany in Serious Condition

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Posted on Sep 11, 2012

Parsippany Police have said that a pedestrian is in critical condition after he was struck by a car on Route 46 while attempting to cross the road early in the morning.

The accident took place just before 3:30 a.m. on July 27. According to police officials, a 33-year-old Parsippany resident was crossing Route 46 from the east to the west side near Crown Point Road when he was hit by a westbound four-door silver Audi.

The name of the victim has not been released.

The car's driver, also a Parsippany resident, stopped at the scene to report the accident.

The victim had sustained serious injuries and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital. He was listed in critical condition at the time of his admittance, but no additional details or updates on the man’s condition have been made available. 

New Jersey State Police and Parsippany Police both responded to the accident scene. They were later joined by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Section investigators and Crash Team members, and by personnel from the state Department of Transportation. Police said that Parsippany Rescue and Recovery were also on hand to provide lighting for the crash scene. 

Officials were forced to shut down a portion of Route 46 until the accident scene could be cleared. The road was reopened about 6:00 a.m., police said.

Authorities have said that the crash remains under investigation by the Parsippany Police Department in conjunction with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. 

No charges are currently pending, and there has been no update on whether any charges will be filed in the case.

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