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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