EAST WINDSOR: ‘Sesame Street’ actress hit by car on Route 130

By Matt Chiappardi, Staff Writer
   EAST WINDSOR — A township resident and cast member of the iconic children’s television show “Sesame Street” was hospitalized Tuesday night with head and leg injuries after she was hit by car while crossing Route 130, according to township police.
   Loretta Long, 71, of Einstein Way, was taken to Capital Health Systems Fuld Campus in Trenton around 6:45 p.m. after a car making a left turn from Dutch Neck Road onto Route 130 struck her, police said. She was listed in good condition Thursday, according to hospital spokesman Don McNeil.
   The driver, Eugene Ofman, 66, of Robbinsville, was not injured, police said.
   Ms. Long plays Susan Robinson on Sesame Street and has been a member of the cast since the show debuted in 1969.
   ”We spoke with Dr. Long this morning and we are so relieved that she’s doing fine and is in good spirits,” Carol-Lynn Parente, the executive producer of Sesame Street, said Thursday.
   Ms. Long is originally from Paw Paw, Mich., and she earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1973, according to the Sesame Street Web site.No charges had been filed by Thursday in the accident, which remained under investigation.
   It took place before snow started falling Tuesday night, according to police.
   — Matt Chiappardi