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Hackettstown man struck by Dodge gets pinned under Mazda (PHOTOS)

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – A Hackettstown man became trapped under a car after being struck by another vehicle Thursday evening.

At around 5:58 p.m., township police responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Route 31 and Route 57, police said in a news release Saturday.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that Michael Delarosa, 43, was struck by Dodge driven by Virginia Grace, 70, of Washington while crossing the Route 31 southbound lanes, police said.

Delarosa then became pinned underneath the Mazda driven by Christina Frueholz, 30, of Blairstown Township. He was extricated and was airlifted to Morristown Medical Center, police said. His current condition was not released. 

The southbound vehicles had the green light, police said.

The roadway was closed for more than 5 hours.

The crash remains under investigation.

Township police were assisted by the Washington Emergency Squad, Washington Borough Fire Department, Oxford Township Rescue Squad, Hunterdon Medical Center Paramedics, Warren County Serious Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team and the NJ Department of Transportation Traffic Diversion Unit.

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(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)
(Anthony Preziosi | For WRNJ)