Pedestrian Struck in Front of Valley Hospital Wednesday Morning
Driver issued citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian
According to Cpt. Jacqueline Luthcke, the victim, a resident of Ridgewood, was crossing south-north toward the east crosswalk of Linwood and N. Van Dien when struck by a Bergenfield woman's vehicle at 9:12 a.m.
The 75-year-old woman was taken to Valley Hospital complaining of head injuries; the severity of injuries was not known, police said. The driver, aged 27 and from Bergenfield, was issued a citation for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
Ridgewood police said the driver was attempting to make a left turn from N. Van Dien onto Linwood Avenue. The pedestrian had a "walk" signal at the same moment the driver's red light turned green, which resulted in the accident according to police.
The driver said she did not see the pedestrian when she struck her, authorities told Patch.
"Pedestrians have got to make sure vehicles see them before they step into a crosswalk," Luthcke said.
A similar pedestrian strike occurred in August at the same intersection.
Ridgewood police, EMS, Valley paramedics and Ridgewood fire all appeared on scene.
[Editor's note: Correction – The identify of the driver and victim was transposed. The error has been corrected.]