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Victim of Accident Undergoing Surgery to Repair Broken Arm

Amiad Horowitz, his parents and two others were hit by a car Saturday while they were talking home from temple.

Amiad Horowitz, the 27-year-old man who was injured after he, his parents, and two friends were hit by a car while walking from Young Israel on Saturday, has already undergone one surgery and is preparing for another, said his friend Ben Stern.

In an email, Stern said Horowitz suffered a broken arm and leg, but has sensation in his hand. He also has undergone a round of physical therapy.

Horowitz, his 51-year-old parents, Ari and Sari, and another couple were hit by a car Saturday at the intersection of Dunhams Corner Road and Hardenburg Lane. Investigator Sean O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Officer Thomas Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department determined that the driver was heading west on Dunhams Corner Road when she lost control of her Toyota. The vehicle crashed into a utility pole, struck the five pedestrians and then hit a guardrail.

Sari Horowitz as pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 p.m. and her husband was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:58 p.m.

The second couple includes a 52-year-old man who was listed in stable but critical condition on Saturday, and his wife, 50, who was in serious, but stable condition, according to the prosecutor’s office.

The couple were close friends with the Horowitz’s, said Stern, who told the East Brunswick Patch that Amiad Horowitz considers the couple “second parents.”

The names of the second couple have not been released. In addition, the driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old woman, was in stable condition on Saturday, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator O’Lone of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3315, or Officer Kniele of the East Brunswick Police Department at 732-390-6900.

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A Heartsick Neighbor September 17, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I have lived close by the accident area for the past 21 years and consider it unacceptable that our neighbors cannot go to temple and return home without fear for their safety. Anyone who has lived in this area knows that on Saturdays the sidewalks in the Temple area will be populated with many Temple goers who also have the right to come and go in peace and safety. I don't think lowering the speed limit or putting in speed bumps or any ot the other suggestions will work. I believe that on Saturdays there should be cameras along the street in that area with large accompanying signs alerting drivers to the walkers with increased fines for traffic violations. To me, the driver who hit these dear people clearly must have been from outside the area. How else could this accident have happened? I am not Jewish, but all my closest friends are, and we must respect their lifestyle. I understand that pedestrians bear responsibility for watching out for traffic. However, to post this comment in relation to the accident especially where the victims were apparently on the sidewalk, is inhumane.
Christopher September 17, 2012 at 10:11 PM
The driver was from East Brunswick. Stop speculating. Wait for the facts.
Dawn Mccann September 19, 2012 at 06:33 PM
To Christopher , That driver killed my cousin and her husband injured her son, and injured another couple , That driver needs a cell and to be locked up for a very long time. That driver should know that driving at a fast speed can and in fact endangered lives and now her son and daughter have no mom .and the grandkids have no grandma. What would you like to say now. who cares where that driver is from , she killed two innocent people. You get your facts straight . god forbid it was your mom and dad . would you really care where the driver came from
Christopher September 19, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, but you don't have the facts right. Let the investigation complete. People are passing judgement without the facts is all I'm saying. My comment was not about where the driver was from, but that the previous poster had incorrectly speculated that they clearly must have been from out of town. And that simply wasn't the case. Rushing to judgment without having all the facts is not helpful.
Lucy September 20, 2012 at 01:40 PM
the driver had a dog loose in the car and was speeding. She should be charged with manslaughter. That is the consensus in the town. And she WAS from here.
Jack Mierod September 20, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Speeding and reckless driving on local streets are major problems that, unfortunately, too often are met with shrugged shoulders. This is the unfortunate result. Members of the Jewish community are equally guilty -- whether speeding around in minivans while driving carpool or speeding into a synagogue parking lot Erev Shabbat. Ironic that "gun control" gets so much media attention when the deaths and injuries caused by reckless driving are much more significant. There need to be serious penalties -- jail time -- for anyone driving recklessly or over the speed limit on local streets.

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