A Hackensack pedestrian was critically injured when he was struck by a Jeep while crossing in the middle of the block, authorities said.
Michael Columbo, 56, received a summons for improper crossing after he was struck by the 2015 Grand Cherokee outside the ShopRite shopping plaza on South River Street just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Nicole Foley said.
Columbo was wearing dark clothing when he tried to cross the four-lane road about 100 feet south of the East Moonachie Road intersection, Foley said.
Another driver avoided a collision, after which the southbound Jeep – driven by a 24-year-old Hawthorne man -- struck him, she said.
Columbo was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with head trauma, the captain said.
An investigation by the Hackensack Traffic Bureau was continuing.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.