Update: Woman Hit By Van Wasn't In Crosswalk, Sustained Minor Injuries

Winifred Bozzomo didn't cross Morris Avenue in crosswalk. David Inernoscia could not stop his van due to wet roadway. Both Berkeley Heights residents were issued a summons.

The Berkeley Heights resident who was struck on Morris Avenue in Summit Friday evening was not in the crosswalk at the time of the accident, according to Summit Police, and she did not sustain any life threatening injuries.

The Summit Police Department received a report of an accident involving one motor vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Morris Avenue and Lafayette Avenue in Summit on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6:31 p.m., said Summit Police Lt. David L. Richel in an email.

The officers who responded to the scene found that Winifred Bozzomo, a 75-year-old resident of Berkeley Heights, was crossing the roadway with her husband. At that time, a 1999 Ford Van, driven by 51-year-old Berkeley Heights resident David Inernoscia, hit Bozzomo, Richel said.

"The van was travelling north on Morris Avenue and could not stop in time to avoid a collision due to a reported wet roadway," Richel stated in an email. "On scene investigation revealed that Mrs. Bozzomo was not in the crosswalk at the time of the accident. The injuries sustained to the pedestrian were not life threatening and she was transported to Morristown Memorial Hospital by the Summit Volunteer Ambulance Squad."

Richel said Bozzomo was issued a summons for not crossing the roadway in a crosswalk, and the driver of the van was issued a summons for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.


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