Loretta Long, 71, traded in the sunny days of Sesame Street for the cold shoulder of Route 130 Tuesday evening as the actress was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to cross the busy highway.
According to Assistant Prosecutor Angelo Onofri with the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office, Long, who played Susan Robinson on the hit PBS children's show, had just left the McDonald's on the corner of Dutch Neck Road and Route 130 and was trying to cross the highway when she was struck by a vehicle attempting to make a left turn.
The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m.
Long, who lives in Cranbury, was taken to Capital Health at Fuld hospital in Trenton where she was listed in stable condition Tuesday night after suffering a head injury.
According to Onofri, whose office was called in to investigate the incident, Long ended up on the hood of the vehicle, which traveled about 70 feet before she fell off and hit her head on the pavement.
Onofri said the driver of the vehicle, Eugene Osman, was turning with the light and didn't notice Long attempting to cross at the intersection.
Let's wish Mrs Loretta a speedy recovery. More as updates occur. Let's hope those reports are more sympathetic... Also, I like how I received 78 email notifications from six replies here...
EDIT: Fixed the title. My bad. =P