Pedestrian struck on White Horse Pike
Treated for broken leg, other injuries
HAMMONTON—Police received a call of a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle on the 100 block of S. White Horse Pike at 10:12 a.m. on August 26, Hammonton Police Chief Kevin Friel said.
A preliminary investigation revealed Bobbie Molina, 42, of Millville ran into the roadway and the driver, David Fletcher, 55, of Tabernacle, could not take any safe action to avoid colliding with the male pedestrian, Friel said.
“Mr. Fletcher was operating a gray 2006 GMC Envoy and struck the pedestrian in his lane of travel,” Friel said.
Molina was transported by ambulance for treatment of multiple injuries, including a broken leg, Friel said.
Traffic was rerouted from the White Horse Pike onto side streets as a result of the closure of the pike, filling those streets with traffic temporarily.
The accident is under investigation, and there are no charges at this time, Friel said.
Friel said Sgt. Jonathan O’Neil is the investigating officer.
In other police news, a check on a parked vehicle at 12:46 a.m. on August 23 at Central Avenue and White Horse Pike (Route 30) led to an arrest, Friel said.
“A vehicle was observed parked on the shoulder of the pike,” Friel said.
Waleyia Mack-Jones, 26, of Mays Landing, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have an outstanding warrant in the amount of $1,000 from Atlantic County Joint Municipal Court, Friel said. Mack-Jones was released pending a court date.
Officer Travis Hoffman was the arresting officer, Friel said.
Also, police made a drug arrest at 12:46 a.m. on August 24 on the prime block of N. Washington Street, Friel said.
Officer Travis Hoffman observed a female subject smoking a glass pipe on the steps of a building, Friel said.
The subject was identified as Jimi Napolitano, 56, of Hammonton, Friel said.
“She handed over a burnt glass pipe containing methamphetamine,” Friel said.
She was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters for processing and charged with being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, Friel said. She was released pending a court appearance in Hammonton Joint Municipal Court, Friel said.
Friel said Hoffman was the investigating and arresting officer.
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