WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge Police Department and EMS responded to a call involving a car and pedestrian on Friday, January 3.

The Wood-Ridge Police Department received a call at approximately 9:08 pm of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Hackensack Street and Ryerson Avenue, according to Detective Sergeant Joseph Biamonte, Jr.  Officers Torsiello and Cangialosi responded and discovered the pedestrian on the ground in the northbound lane of Hackensack Street. The pedestrian was conscious and suffered minor injuries.  Officers immediately requested the assistance of the Wood-Ridge Fire Department. 

The driver of the 2014 silver Acura was traveling north on Hackensack Street when the pedestrian attempted to cross the roadway at Ryerson Avenue walking west.  According to observations and reports from the scene, the pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk at Ryerson Avenue when he stepped out and began to cross Hackensack Street.  The fact that the pedestrian attempted to cross Hackensack Street at that intersection as well as darkness and low visibility appeared to be contributing factors that led to the accident, said Biamonte. 

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The pedestrian was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center by the Wood-Ridge Ambulance for non-life-threatening injuries and the driver was released from the scene. No summonses were issued.   


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