Jul 29, 2014

Pedestrian Breaks Leg After Struck By SUV on New Year's Eve

Motorist charged with careless driving, failure to yield and violation of a provisional license, Morristown Police said.

Pedestrian Breaks Leg After Struck By SUV on New Year's Eve

A 41-year-old Morristown man suffered a broken leg after being struck by an SUV while walking in the crosswalk on Morris Street on New Year's Eve, Lt. Stuart Greer said. 

According to Greer, Bacilio Huinil-Vail was crossing the roadway in the area of 131 Morris St. at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a 2011 GMC Terrain being operated by 24-year-old Daniel Herrera-Lasso, of Wharton.  

According to Greer, Officer Adam Khoudja determined Huinil-Vail had been crossing the street in a marked, designated crosswalk when he was struck by Herrera-Lasso who had been traveling in one of the two eastbound lanes of Morris Street.  

"Witnesses reported that one eastbound vehicle had stopped to allow Huinil-Vail to cross but the vehicle being operated by Herrera-Lasso had failed to yield and had struck him in the crosswalk," Greer said. 

According to Greer, Huinil-Vail was treated for an open fracture of his left lower leg and foot and was transported to Morristown Medical Center for further medical treatment.

Herrera-Lasso was found to be at fault in this incident and was issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, careless driving and a violation of provisional driving license hours of operation, Greer said. 

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