Blind Man, Seeing Eye Dog Killed in Moorestown Pedestrian Accident

A fatal Moorestown pedestrian accident occurred on October 6, 2010 when a blind man and his seeing eye dog were both struck in the middle of the block on Camden Avenue.

On Tuesday morning, Gordon Parks, 68, and his seeing eye dog, Wendy, were crossing Camden Avenue, not far from Lenola Road. Instead of crossing at a crosswalk, Parks and Wendy entered Camden Avenue in the middle of the roadway. 

Both Parks, who was wearing an orange reflective vest, and his chocolate lab were struck by a 2005 Dodge pickup.

The impact of the New Jersey car crash killed Wendy and threw Parks into the westbound lane.

Parks was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he died of his injuries on October 8.

The driver of the Dodge, Wayne T. Morris, 72, of Tabernacle, was not injured. No charges have been filed against him for the accident.

The details of the crash are still under investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gordon Parks. We wish them strength during this difficult time.