Man struck as Porsche made illegal turn onto Bloomfield Avenue, police say
A pedestrian was struck Sunday by a car as it made an illegal left turn out of Maple Plaza onto Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair police say.
At 2:12 p.m., police responded to Bloomfield Avenue at the entrance to the Maple Plaza Parking Lot on a report of a pedestrian struck, according to acting Lt. Terence Turner.
A 2021 Porsche Macan, operated by a 41-year-old Aberdeen woman, was making a left turn from Maple Plaza onto Bloomfield Avenue. The Maple Plaza exit is marked "no left turns," Turner said.
As the Porsche turned onto Bloomfield Avenue, it struck a 22-year-old man from Kings Park, New York who was crossing Bloomfield Avenue, south to north, where there is no crosswalk. The driver's side corner of the Porsche struck the pedestrian's hip, causing him to fall to the ground.
The Montclair Ambulance Unit responded and evaluated the pedestrian, who complained of pain to his lower back and right hip. He refused medical attention at the time, according to Turner.
No summonses were issued as a result of the accident, police said. Montclair Local has sent police a message seeking clarification on why no summonses were issued, if they determined the crash was the result of an illegal turn.