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Male Couple, Python, Struck By Car In Bergenfield

The snake being removed. Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco
All of the injuries were not considered life-threatening. Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

BERGENFIELD, N.J. -- A wheelchair-bound man, his husband and their pet python were struck by a car while crossing a Bergenfield street Wednesday night, authorities confirmed.

Edward Marshall, 61, complained of upper-body pain, while his husband, 59-year-old Leroy Fray, 59, sustained a possible broken arm after they were struck while crossing South Washington Avenue at the corner of New Bridge Road outside the Walgreens at 10:46 p.m., Capt. Mustafa Rabboh said Thursday morning.

Bergen County Animal Control removed the 2-foot snake in a box as motorists were detoured around a two-block stretch north of the Walgreens. The Bergen County Animal Shelter was temporarily caring for the reptile.

The driver, a 67-year-old Elmwood Park woman, wasn't injured, Rabboh said. No summonses were immediately issued.

An investigation was continuing.

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