A 15-year-old girl from Florida was taken to the hospital after she was struck by a car while illegally crossing Linwood Avenue at the Paramus Road intersection Tuesday afternoon, said.
Sgt. Glenn Ender said the girl was crossing north to south outside of the crosswalk just before 4:30 p.m. when a Jeep traveling west on Linwood struck her. The girl flipped over the hood of the car and fell onto the blacktop, losing consciousness, Ender said. She regained consciousness but did not remember the accident happening, he added.
The victim sustained cuts and bruises and was transported to Valley Hospital where she's considered to be in stable condition.
The male driver, from Rochelle Park, was not charged in the accident. The 15-year-old, however, was issued a citation for improperly crossing at a lighted intersection.
Paramus police directed traffic at the busy intersection. Linwood Avenue was closed eastbound as officers investigated the incident but has since re-opened.
[Editor's note: Initial information provided by police was updated at 6:40 p.m. The girl's age is 15 and she was initially unconscious when found.]