EAST BOUND LANES OF HWY 22W NEAR ROSEMONT EXIT IN SALEM CLOSED DUE TO VEHICLE-PEDESTRIAN COLLISION.
Posted: April 12th, 2012 9:42 PM
At 8;41 P.M., officers of the Salem Police Department responded to Hwy 22W near the Rosemont Exit on a report of a male running in traffic attempting to get struck by passing motorists. Additional reports indicated that citizens were attempting to subdue the male to prevent him from continuing his actions. When officers arrived, the male broke free from the citizens and ran westbound in the eastbound lanes of Hwy 22W. Officers tried to alert motorists of the pending emergency as they chased after the male to prevent him from getting struck by vehicles. The male continued to run in front of motorists and was subsequently struck by a vehicle. The identity of the male is unknown at this time. He was transported to Salem Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Citizens who were attempting to subdue the male had been assaulted by him. The eastbound lanes of Hwy 22W leading into Salem has been closed while this incident is being investigated. It is anticipated that the closure wil
l continue for the next 1-2 hours.
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