Man in Intensive Care After Being Struck by Car on Rt. 4
Paramus man was struck while crossing Route 4; investigation still ongoing
According to River Edge Police Chief Thomas Cariddi, the incident occured around 9:12pm Wednesday when the pedestrian attempted to cross Rt. 4 from the eastbound side to the westbound side. Upon reaching the westbound side, he was struck by a vehicle and hit the windshield before being thrown to the ground.
"He was treated at the scene by members of the Paramus Emergency Medical Services and advance life support paramedics from Hackensack University Medical Center," Cariddi said. "As of this morning he is in the intensive care unit."
Witnesses to the accident reported that the pedestrian, wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, darted across lanes going from east to west on Rt. 4, according to Cariddi.
At the time of the accident, the right and center westbound lanes were closed near the Paramus border, causing heavy delays in the area.
At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver, although the investigation is still ongoing. The joint investigation includes officers from River Edge, Paramus, Bergen County Police and the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.