HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne's Borough Administrator, Eric Maurer, released a statement today with respect to the accident where a Bobcat plow fell from a pedestrian bridge and onto a van from Hawthorne Mechanical Contractors yesterday.

“Hawthorne Public Works Serviceman Donald E. Turner, Jr., was injured yesterday while operating a Bobcat to clear snow from the footbridge owned by the State of New Jersey at Ethel Avenue across State Route 208 when it fell through the bridge, an accident which also injured two individuals traveling Route 208 in a truck," the statement read.  Mauer stated that he did not have any further information as to the condition of the three victims, presently hospitalized, as a result of the accident. "The Borough of Hawthorne is still gathering information regarding the accident, and will await the issuance of reports by the Hawthorne Police Department, the New Jersey Department of Transportation and other entities investigating the accident before commenting further on this matter."

Mayor Richard Goldberg extended his well wishes to the victims.  "My thoughts are with all those injured in this accident and wish them a complete and speedy recovery."

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