A male pedestrian was struck by a minivan at approximately 1 p.m. Saturday while walking near the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge.
Witnesses said he was evacuated to a nearby hospital with what appeared to be severe injuries after being struck by a minivan. The vehicle subsequently hit a utility pole adjacent to the New Jersey-bound lane of East Bridge Street.
The victim had reportedly been walking his dog, who was uninjured.
The Bucks County Accident Investigation Unit and other agencies are continuing to look into the incident, and there were no updates at press time on the man’s condition or identity.
The bridge was closed from 1 to 4 p.m. as New Hope Borough Police and the New Hope Eagle Fire Company responded at the scene. They were joined by the Solebury Township Police Department, Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, Lambertville Police Department, the Central Bucks Ambulance, and Lambertville-New Hope Ambulance and Rescue Squad.
This doesn’t surprise me one bit. As a boro resident I see a significant lack of pedestrian accommodation and zero enforcement. Some street crossings don’t even have cross walks and quite a number of them have no striping within the border. How is that not a big liability ?? The only time I see police worried about safety is the occasional heavy summer weekend of foot traffic at the bridge & main light. I’ve almost been run over in just about all crossings. Can’t wait for this to get worse once the Logan and Odettes bring in scores more cars and walkers this summer.
I believe the person struck by the SUV was walking on the sidewalk, not in a crosswalk or in the street. Hope he is doing OK.