FAIR LAWN, NJ - A five-vehicle crash in Radburn at rush hour yesterday was apparently set-off by a Fair Lawn man's medical episode behind the wheel, police said.
No charges were filed by the investigating officer.
At 5:21 p.m. on Dec. 12, Fair Lawn Police responded to the multi-vehicle crash on Fair Lawn Avenue near Abbott Road. A 2019 Audi, being operated by a 66-year-old male from Fair Lawn, struck a traffic safety bollard and pedestrian crossing sign after having a medical episode, police said.
The Audi then continued into a 2007 Saturn driven by a 56-year-old female from Butler, who received a facial injury, police said. The Audi continued into two parked vehicles on Fair Lawn Avenue, a 2017 Nissan and a 2019 Toyota. The second vehicle was pushed into a third vehicle, a 2013 Toyota driven by a 40-year-old female from Haledon, who subsequently complained of neck pain, sending that vehicle into a nearby parking lot.
The 66-year-old male and 56-year-old female were transported by Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance to Valley Hospital with "non-life threatening injuries," police said. The 40-year-old female refused medical treatment on-scene.