Serious Mahwah NJ Car Accident Leads to Charges for Driving While Suspended
Police in Mahwah New Jersey arrested a man who was allegedly driving on a suspended license when he struck an elderly pedestrian crossing the street.
The serious auto accident happened around 3:00 p.m. as the suspect was attempting to back out of a parking space on Tulip Tree Court in Mahwah, New Jersey. According to Mahwah officials, the 50-year-old suspect was driving a Ford Explorer SUV when he hit the 88-year-old pedestrian. At the time of the car crash, the victim, who is from Mahwah NJ, was reportedly walking behind the suspect’s car.
The victim was seriously injured as a result of the pedestrian accident. Emergency medical responders transported the victim to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where doctors treated him for his injuries.
Meanwhile, the suspect, who lives in Mahwah, remained at the scene of the accident and was reportedly cooperative with investigators from the Mahwah Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department. When investigators learned that the suspect was driving with a suspended New York driver’s license, they placed him under arrest. He was subsequently charged with driving while suspended and causing serious bodily injury to another person.
Mahwah NJ police also cited the suspect for multiple traffic offenses, including driving while suspended and careless driving.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Suspended Driver Charged after Backing SUV into Man, 88, Bergen Authorities Say.”