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Moorestown Police say a Moorestown man was struck as he crossed Main Street Friday night. He was taken to Kennedy Hospital.

A 69-year-old Moorestown man was struck as he crossed Main Street Friday night, and the driver of the car that hit him fled the scene, according to .

David F. Hindenach Sr., of the 500 block of East Camden Avenue, was walking north on Church Street around 8:45 p.m. when he crossed at the crosswalk at Main and was struck by a small red domestic-made vehicle, police said, which was turning left from South Church northbound onto Main Street.

The vehicle, which may have sustained front-end damage, police said, pulled to the side of the road not far from where it had struck Hindenach and then almost immediately fled the scene, west on Main Street.

Police officers, along with Moorestown First Aid Squad and Virtua Paramedics, found Hindenach lying in the street when they arrived on the scene. He had unspecified injuries, according to police, and was taken to Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill. Hindenach’s condition could not be obtained from the hospital Saturday morning.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Traffic Safety Unit at 856-914-3045.

EarthQuaker March 17, 2012 at 08:44 PM
My move from automobile ownership to public-transit (8 months) includes increased walking, frequently at major road intersections. I have been sideswiped at every Moorestown Main Street marked crosswalk, luckily not as directly and severely as Mr. Hindenach.  These are some observations from a pedestrian point of view:       It is not exaggeration to say distracted drivers, i.e. cell phones, are epidemic.       Aggressive drivers are even more aggressive with pedestrians.       Evening has the most speeders on Main Street and I've never seen a speed-trap downtown at this time.       More than once, county sheriff and state police have not yielded to me in marked crosswalks. County and state government vehicles are worse, with township government and public works vehicles the best (perfect).       Moorestown needs more marked crosswalks near parking to reduce the jaywalking and slow down traffic.       Why doesn't Second Street have marked crosswalks (especially at the library/municipal complex), in fact, why aren't there speed-bumps to slow the speeders (it works in Haddonfield!).       Is it practical to have traffic-cams at crosswalks? Redlight-cams are money makers, at the very least the pedestrian hit-run drivers are caught.       Why is New Jersey the most dangerous state for pedestrians every year? Take a walk, but be careful...


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