HACKENSACK, NJ - A 47-year-old Elmwood Park woman and a 61-year-old Hackensack Department of Public Works employee were taken to the hospital late Monday morning after being struck by a car near Foschini Park, police said.
Around 10:55 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Salem Street Extension on a report of two pedestrians hit by a car, according to Capt. Nicole Foley.
Further investigation revealed that a 58-year-old Tenafly man stopped his Honda Civic in the left lane of the Salem Street extension to allow a woman to cross the street when a Toyota Avalon behind him was unable to brake and swerved into the right lane to avoid a collision, the captain said.
When the Toyota’s driver - a 37-year-old Hackensack man - did so, he struck the woman, along with a DPW worker who was installing a temporary fence at the park, Foley said.
The Elmwood park woman suffered “significant lower body trauma” and was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she is undergoing surgery, the captain said.
The city DPW worker was also transported to the hospital for treatment of multiple non-life threatening injuries, Foley said.
Both drivers, who were uninjured, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities, police said.
The collision remains under investigation by the Hackensack Police Department’s traffic bureau, with assistance from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit.
No charges have been filed at this time, police said.
Foley noted that there are no pedetsrian crossings in the area where the collision occured.