Police: Edison man arrested in Hoboken for hitting pedestrian while riding an E-scooter


An Edison man was arrested in Hoboken earlier this week for hitting a pedestrian using a crosswalk while he was riding an E-scooter, police said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Carl Mattson, 35, of Edison, was charged with obstructing the administration of law, as well as motor vehicle summonses for driving down a wrong way on a one way, failure to stop for pedestrian in a crosswalk and riding on sidewalk, according to Police Det. Lt. Edgardo Cruz.

On Wednesday around 12:43 p.m. while directing traffic in the area of Newark and Hudson Streets, Sgt. Burke observed the defendant riding an E-Scooter opposite the flow of traffic.

He then observed same man strike a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk attempting to cross the street. As Burke tended to the pedestrian who appeared to have had an injured ankle, Mattson fled the scene, authorities said.

He was ordered to stop by Burkem but he continued riding away opposite the flow of traffic. He was eventually stopped and apprehended a short distance away by other officers, officials said.

He was placed under arrest for obstruction and transported to headquarters for processing, police said.

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