A man was rushed to St. Joseph's Trauma Center in Paterson early Sunday morning after his SUV struck a utility pole on East Ridgewood Avenue.
According to Ridgewood Police Sgt. Heath James, witnesses told police a man driving a black Honda CRV struck a utility pole at the intersection of Maple and Franklin Avenue before racing up Ridgewood Avenue where at around 1:30 a.m. he crashed into another telephone pole in front of Ridgewood High School.
Police didn't know the extent of the driver's injuries but said they appeared serious. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital by Ridgewood EMS. Ridgewood Fire Department also responded to the crash to help extricate the driver.
The SUV sustained significant front-end damage and the impact of the crash split the lower half of the utility pole on East Ridgewood Avenue. PSE&G responded to assess the damage and the vehicle was towed from the scene.
The driver's identification was not known. Police said they are still investigating the incident.