Police Urge Caution After Teen Struck in Cranbury Crosswalk
East Brunswick woman charged with careless driving and failure to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
Cranbury police are urging residents to use caution crossing the street after a 13-year-old girl was hit by a car while crossing North Main Street in Cranbury only July 12.
The girl was nearly halfway through the crosswalk around 9:07 a.m. at North Main Street and School House Lane when a Jeep Grand Cherokee struck her, said Chief Ricky Varga. She suffered cuts and bruises to her legs, hips and arms and was taken to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro.
“She was hit pretty hard,” Varga said, noting she was knocked out of her shoes. “Contributing factors were clearly distracted driving by the operator of the vehicle to not see a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk.”
The driver, Seema Basi, 38, of East Brunswick, was charged with careless driving and failure to stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
Varga said Cranbury is mostly a walking community and patrols continually enforce crosswalks, but said residents should also make sure the vehicle sees you crossing.