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Pedestrian airlifted after crash at Berkeley Senior Community: Police

BERKELEY, NJ — A 94-year-old woman was injured Friday when she was hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk in the Berkeley Township seniors’ community, police said.

The pedestrian, unidentified by police, was crossing Jamaica Boulevard near Bananier Drive in Holiday City Berkeley around 1 p.m. on Oct. 21, police said.

A Ford E150 pickup truck, driven by John Williams, 55, of Berkeley, was heading south on Bananier Drive and turning left on Jamaica Boulevard, hitting the woman at the crosswalk, police said.

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The woman suffered head injuries and lost consciousness, police said. She was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Hospital where she was listed as stable and treated for non-life-threatening fractures, police said.

Williams received multiple citations for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, improper turn, reckless driving and an unregistered vehicle, police said.

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This accident is still under investigation by Ptl. C. Elliott and Ptl. S. Varady of the Berkeley Township Highway Safety Unit.

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