HACKENSACK, N.J. — With the holiday season upon us, it’s no better time to look out for each other. The same should be applied on the road.

On Monday night, a two-car accident in Hackensack landed one vehicle on the front lawn of a city residence and both drivers in the hospital. Just after 7:30 p.m., a 36-year-old Teaneck man behind the wheel of a 2010 Honda Civic had been traveling westbound on Anderson Street when he proceeded into the intersection and collided with a 67-year-old Maywood woman in a 2009 Nissan Altima who had been traveling south on Summit Avenue. Once the Honda struck the Nissan, both cars spun out — the Nissan hit a parked 2017 Toyota Tacoma while the Honda came to a screeching halt on the front lawn of 471 Summit Avenue, a single-family dwelling.  

According to Police Captain Nicole Foley, commanding officer of the Hackensack Police Traffic Bureau, the Teaneck man said he did not see the woman coming until it was too late and a collision was inevitable.

Both drivers were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Both vehicles were towed. No summonses were issued by the responding officers.