Englewood NJ Police Issue Traffic Ticket to Driver Accused of Hitting Pedestrian
The victim was a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the road. He was allegedly struck by a 2014 Mercedes ML350 on a roadway in Englewood, New Jersey.
The driver of the SUV was reportedly a 40-year-old man from Old Tappan, New Jersey He allegedly crashed into the victim while attempting to make a left turn from Phelps Avenue onto Grand Avenue. The victim, who is 68 years old, was trying to cross the roadway in an area that did not have a crosswalk.
According to authorities, the victim suffered fractures to his face and vertebrae, in addition to bleeding in his brain. He was discovered lying in the roadway and unconscious after the car accident. He was then transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he got medical treatment for his injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect waited at the scene of the accident and provided Englewood police officers with an official statement.
Englewood NJ police are not expected to bring criminal charges against the driver for the accident. Police also do not expect to cite the driver for any serious traffic charges such as reckless driving. However, police do plan to issue the driver a traffic citation for failure to stop for a pedestrian in an unmarked crosswalk.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Pedestrian Seriously Injured by SUV, Police Say.”