Pick Up Truck Hits Two Pedestrians at Second and Willow [UPDATED]
The two were hit by a pick up truck around 1:45 p.m.
Two pedestrians were struck by a pick up truck on the corner of Second Street and Willow Avenue on Tuesday afternoon.
The incident, which was confirmed by Sgt. Anthony Falco, occured around 1:45 p.m. The two were taken to the Hoboken University Medical Center, Falco said.
According to Tommy Molta, the president of the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps, the victims — one male, one female — were both in their sixties.
While Molta couldn't give specifics about the injuries, he called them "critical." Both patients were taken to the Jersey City Medical Center, because they needed to be taken to a trauma center.
"They were seriously injured, both of them," Molta said.
A bloodied hat was left at the scene, which was cordoned off.
"A truck hit two people," said Anton El-Maraghy, who works at St. Mary's Grocery and Deli on the corner of Second and Willow. He said a woman sitting in his store saw the incident and started screaming "oh my god."
El-Maraghy said he didn't see the incident himself because he was in the back of his store.
A contracter working a few doors down, said he heard "a little yelling" and saw that the people were behind the truck. He said he didn't know if the people were male or female.
The Hudson County Sheriff's department was also present on Tuesday afternoon, taking pictures and questioning the truck's driver, who declined to comment.