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Blind Man Badly Hurt, Dog Killed In N.J. Crash

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MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A blind man is in critical condition and his guide dog dead after both were struck by a car while jaywalking across a busy suburban street.

Police say 68-year-old Gordon Parks and his dog Wendy were crossing Camden Avenue in Moorestown around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when they were struck by a truck driven by Wayne Morris, 72, of Tabernacle.

Wendy was killed on impact.

Parks, who was wearing an orange reflective vest, was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.

Police say Parks and Wendy were familiar sights in the area for decades — and always crossed in the intersection.

No charges have been filed.

The crash was reported by the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill.

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