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Pedestrian Struck by Butler Driver, Hospitalized

Man issued a summons for allegedly failing to yield to a pedestrian.

A Harrrison woman was hospitalized after she was hit by a van on Feb. 1, Chatham Borough Police spokesman Kevin O'Shea said.

The van was driven by Leon Tomaskowicz, 64, of Butler, who was issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

The woman, Beatriz Valeiro, 45, was crossing Main Street with a green light when she was struck by a van turning onto Main Street from Fairmount Avenue, O'Shea said in a statement released Monday. Patrolman Roy George responded to the accident at Main Street and Fairmount Avenue just before 2 p.m.

Valeiro was transported to Morristown Medical Center by the Chatham Emergency Squad for treatment.

Zoo Keeper February 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM
There is a new law on the books that you MUST cross at a crosswalk otherwise you are "J" walking with a $54 fine. The smae hold true for waling in a parking lot, you MUST walk in the crosswalks or you are "J" walking. Many drivers and residents are not aware of this law. The police rarely enfore it, but, its on the books. Cross at the cross walks and not inbetween......be SAFE !

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