FAIR LAWN, NJ - A 28-year-old Englewood man suffered head and chest injuries after flipping his car last night on Route 208 just past Fair Lawn Avenue, and according to police, "it appears speed was a factor in the crash."
On Sunday, Sept. 8 just after 11:30 p.m., police responded to the two-car motor vehicle crash on Route 208 South in which a 2015 Ford Mustang landed on its roof, off the roadway, with the Englewood man trapped inside and a fire in the engine compartment.
Police said the crash occurred when the Mustang lost control on Route 208, struck a 2010 Ford Fusion--operated by a 34-year-old man from Newark--then left the roadway and rolled over, striking a tree before coming to rest on its roof.
The Newark man was uninjured, police said.
Fair Lawn Fire Department put out the fire, while the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad pulled the driver out of the car. Fair Lawn Ambulance Corp then transported the injured man to Hackensack University Medical Center.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit responded to assist in the investigation of the crash. Glen Rock Police, Hawthorne Police, Wyckoff Police, Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and New Jersey Department of Transportation assisted with traffic diversion.
The crash remains under investigation.