Friday, February 12, 2016

Man struck by truck after car breaks down in Harrison Twp.


A man who was walking on the road after his car apparently broke down was struck by pickup truck and is in critical condition.

Harrison Township police said the 26-year-old man was walking in the eastbound lane on Mullica Hill Road at the Route 55 overpass when he was hit by a 2013 Ford F150 pickup truck just before 2:30 a.m.

The pedestrian's vehicle, a 2000 Honda Accord, was found parked and apparently disabled on the shoulder of Mullica Hill Road, about a quarter-mile east from the crash site.

The man was taken to Kennedy Hospital and later transferred to Cooper University Hospital, and was in critical condition, police said.

The pickup driver, a 53-year-old man from Glassboro, told police he had taken the off-ramp from Route 55 to Mullica Hill Road and was merging onto the road at the time of the crash.

Police said the crash remains under investigation.

Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; Follow @phillynews on Twitter. staff
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