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Seven Injured in Pascack Road Crash

A Truck and SUV collided on the corner of Pascack Road and Linwood Avenue East this morning.

Seven people, five of them children, were injured in a collision between a truck and an SUV at the intersection of Pascack Road and Linwood Avenue East on the border of Washington Township and Paramus this morning, according to Paramus Police Capt. Brian Goggin.

The truck was driving south on Pascack Road when the SUV made a turn from Linwood Avenue and they collided, Goggin said.

Firefighters removed two doors from the SUV to free a person trapped inside.

The driver of the truck, a 44-year-old Garfield man was transported to Hackensack UMC with three others. The driver of the SUV, a 69-year-old Closter woman, and two others were transported to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Goggin said he believed there were only "minor injuries."

Paramus police, rescue, and volunteer ambulance corps responded to the scene as well as firefighters and EMTs from Washington Township. 

The driver of the SUV was issued a summons for careless driving. If found guilty, she will be fined and issued points against her license. 

scruffy June 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM
While they are at it a light at the intersection of Third Ave and Washington Ave where it comes out from the park to the main road is also necessary. Cars on Wasnington Avenue clog up the intersection when the light changes to red or a train comes blocking people from getting out of Third Ave. This has been a horrendous intersection and only gets worse with time.
K.Marin July 01, 2012 at 12:43 PM
I have stopped using that route even though is the best for me, exactly because the near to crash incidents I've seen. There is poor visibility also if you are coming from Linwood trying to turn left onto Pascak. (curve hiding traffic from pascak coming up north). I've seen traffic lights and BETTER STREET MARKINGS in less dangerous intersections. When are going to have a TRAFFIC LIGHT here????
Ouija July 01, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I always make a left at Ridgewood (right before Pascack) and then a right to the light to avoid the craziness. A stoplight makes perfect sense but I think they have to wait until at least 3 people are killed before considering it. This interersection is nothing compared to the insanity that used to happen at Farview Avenue when you were trying to make a left out of the Garden State Plaza though.
Tyler July 01, 2012 at 02:00 PM
New Jersey drivers are the worst, face it. They need to be reigned in at every chance-speed bumps, traffic lights, whatever it takes. I lost count of how many drivers out here have cut me off and then flipped ME the bird. The police aren't much help either-I have seen plenty on their cells phones while driving (against the law), even one blow through an intersection stop sign so he could race to work at the police station!
John Q. Public July 09, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Tyler - Emergency Service Workers (Police, Fire, EMT's, Emergency Management) are all excluded from talking on the cell phone while driving law.

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