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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pedestrian struck, medevaced

Overnight Saturday in Plainfield, a pedestrian was struck and seriously injured at the corner of Park Avenue and Randolph Road -- the site of the Muhlenberg satellite ER.

The victim was medevaced to RWJ Medical Center in New Brunswick owing to problems getting an ambulance in timely fashion, I have been told.

This just underscores once again the medical transportation difficulties. If the Plainfield or North Plainfield Rescue Squads are on a call -- meaning to JFK or Overlook or RWJ -- they are essentially 'out of the water' for an hour or more due to travel times to and back.

And upwards of 70,000 residents of the two towns are left without coverage.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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