ABSECON - City police say an Absecon man is facing more trouble than just a hospital stay after he was struck by a car on Thursday, Aug. 15.
Harry DellaPietro, 49, now faces an improper crossing summons and a possible $54 fine, according to the state statute.
DellaPietro was struck by a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Ivan Escano, 23, of Bayone at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 on the White Horse Pike.
Police said DellaPietro had just jumped the center median into the eastbound lane as Escano approached.
However, Escano could not avoid the impact.
DellaPietro was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mainland Division in Galloway for treatment of non-threatening injuries, police said.
DellaPietro and another pedestrian were both issued summonses for improper crossing.
Escano was uninjured, police said.
Witnesses should call the Absecon police at (609) 641-0667.
Absecon Ptl. Daniel Krause is investing the incident.
In April 2010, the New Jersey Legislature approved a law that gives pedestrians the right of way at intersections and in marked crosswalks. However, pedestrians must yield the right of way at all other locations.
Check here to see the New Jersey government page concerning and explaining the April 2010 pedestrian crossing law.
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