A pedestrian struck by a car less than a block from his Ridgewood home on Tuesday night has died as a result of his injuries, authorities confirmed.
Ronald A. Sarno, 71, was clad in a dark business suit Tuesday night when he was struck by a Lexus sedan while was crossing N. Walnut Street near the T.D. Bank and Stop & Shop. He was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center suffering from a head injury but died early Friday morning.
Numerous agencies have been investigating the accident. Police earlier this week said the driver, a 48-year-old Ridgewood man, had not been cited. Police did not say Saturday if that had changed.
The victim – who has lived nearby on N. Walnut Street for 25 years – did not use the crosswalk, police said.
According to his obituary, Sarno was a well-respected lawyer who previously worked as jesuit educator and a hospital administrator. He was also a published author and a judge at a moot court at Yale College, the obituary states.
Sarno leaves behind his wife of 38 years, Una McGinley Sarno, and a daughter, Niamh.
Mass will be celebrated at Mt. Carmel RC Church on Monday at 9:30 a.m.