Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Press Release-Pedestrian struck

On Tuesday, 3-21-17 at approximately 5:41 pm, the Bergenfield Police Department received a 911 call reporting a Motor Vehicle Crash involving a pedestrian struck at the intersection of New Bridge Road / Rector Court. Upon arrival, officers located the 66 year old female victim, Nea Vignoli of Cliffside Park, NJ who was struck by a 2009 red Ford F150, which was driven by a 45 year old male, Norman Hoyt Jr. of Bergenfield.

The investigation revealed that the victim was crossing New Bridge Road, walking southbound in an unmarked crosswalk, when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling northbound on Rector Court and attempting to turn right onto New Bridge Road.

The victim was dragged approximately 30 feet before the driver felt resistance from the vehicle and realized he may have struck “something”. Upon stopping, the driver noticed the female victim and police were notified. The victim sustained a bloody face, a gash on her left hand and complained of pain throughout her body. The Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corp transported the victim to Hackensack University Medical Center. The injuries are not considered life threatening.

The driver of the Ford F-150 was issued two summonses, Careless driving and Failure to Stop for a Pedestrian in an unmarked crosswalk.