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Pedestrian Struck on Franklin Avenue

Victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

A pedestrian crossing Franklin Avenue was rushed to an area hospital after being run over by a Volvo Wednesday afternoon in Ridgewood.

Ridgewood Police Lt. Forest Lyons said the victim was crossing north on Franklin from the N. Walnut St. intersection at around 2 p.m. when she was hit by the sedan. She sustained what were described as non-life-threatening injuries and transported to the hospital.

The investigation remains ongoing, Lyons said, but one summons has been issued to the driver. The identities of the victim and driver have not yet been released. This is the second pedestrian strike in four days in the village.

JAFO January 09, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I'm frequently walking on Franklin in the afternoon and it's a dangerous every time I try and cross. They need to put rumble strips or something on that road to slow everyone down.
James Jr. January 09, 2013 at 10:52 PM
I was in that area today near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Chestnut and was shocked with the amount of violations of vehicles not stopping for pedestrians. There were some couples that were midway into the intersection with cars still passing in front of them. I cautiously had to wait on the edge of the crossing until no cars were coming to cross as no one slowed down even when I tried to make an effort to inch forward. Where is everyone going in such a rush at 1:30pm on a Wednesday?
Mikka H January 10, 2013 at 12:06 AM
to the tennis club, soccer match and getting nails done.....and look at what they want at the ken smith site......GOD LUCK people....yer gonna need it..........
jp1 January 10, 2013 at 12:45 AM
All of the people above do not seem to know that they live in a village where anything goes. Police do not even obey there own laws.
DF January 10, 2013 at 03:47 AM
Is it necessary to post a video of the pedestrian/victim in an accident? There is no sense of privacy honored? I too, am amazed that the majority of people drive their vehicles as though they have the right of way. Not the pedestrian. And there aren't enough moving violations given out for this either.
Karen Cumbo January 10, 2013 at 04:11 AM
I got beeped at by the car behind me as I was stopped for a pedestrian to cross.
Darlene January 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Seriously another person! Yesterday, I saw a woman make a U Turn - yes U Turn - in downtown Ridgewood. One block down a policeman is chatting with someone at the coffee shop! The police need to be watching the streets - at least act like they are working!
RdgwdGRock January 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM
police are busy maintaining safety at the Ridgewood Coffee Company
Dennis Martinez January 10, 2013 at 01:38 PM
I have said it before. I find it more difficult to drive in Ridgewood than in NYC. Trying to cross the street in this Town is taking your life in your hands and some of the intersections are just dangerous. That Godwin, Monroe, Ackerman area intersection is an example where a traffic study should be done to either put in a light or have no left turns.......
RB January 10, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Wow, Boyd is now posting videos.
Bill Grae January 10, 2013 at 02:01 PM
I agree that there are many drivers in Ridgewood who frankly are pretty disdainful about granting pedestrians right of way. And that's the POLITE version of my strong sentiments on the matter. From the locaton of the struck pedestrian in this matter, it looks like she was hit mid-way across Franklin - suggesting that the driver should have observed her (D=RT, her rate is slow enough that it took her sufficient time to reach the middle that she should have been plainly visible while the volvo approached). That being said, however, I wish I had a quarter for every time I have had to slam on my breaks beause some idiot yacking on a cell phone, wearing dark clothes, has stepped off the Franklin Avenue curb as I'm proceeding south towards Maple. YES, pedestrians have the right of way, but there's this little thing called MOMENTUM and BRAKING DISTANCE.
Bill Grae January 10, 2013 at 02:03 PM
And . . . nuts, wish there was some way to edit/spell check after hitting "post".
Mikka H January 10, 2013 at 02:20 PM
You really have to be careful....these drivers are crazy....
Audra January 10, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Unfortuntately a lot of the drivers are on their phones or texting too! Very scary!
JT January 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM
I agree, and there's a little thing called common sense. Elementary school students are being taught "stop, look, wave", in other words, know that the oncoming vehicle sees you. A few weeks ago, upon making a left turn at a light, a man dressed completely in black was crossing, and I almost hit him. Yes, it would have been my fault, but he would've been the one injured. I never saw him in the pitch black.
SR res January 11, 2013 at 12:26 AM
@ Milkka H- Based on your comment, all poor drivers are women?
resident January 11, 2013 at 01:05 AM
Mayor Paul Aronsohn and Deputy Mayor Al Pucciarelli are trying to change the zoning in the downtown area. The planning board has been discussing rezoning the downtown since October. There are several multi housing complexes before the board. There is a big push to vote on changing zoning in the downtown unless they see some opposition from the residents. allowing multifamily residential buildings, raising allowed height to 60 feet (now it is 45ft, 50ft if you have affordable housing units), reducing the number of parking spaces per unit (trying to say the people who live downtown will be commuters and won't need 1 car per adult), they will walk everywhere! The planning board, led by Paul and Al will push all of this through if there is no opposition. they are on a mission to allow everything and make us the City of Ridgewood instead of the Village of Ridgewood. Please make the effort to come to the January meetings-Jan 23rd. 7:30 fourth floor of the municipal building. This is the future of your town. Be a part of it! At the 11/14 meeting, the planning Board had a traffic consultant come in with a report. He said Ridgewood is so busy that it could not handle 1 more car in the downtown area if nothing else changes. lights could be changed to help, but in general, the consultant was painting a tough picture for the traffic situation. Al's comment was "If the traffic sky is falling, we shouldn't use this as a moratorium on future development
elknu nek January 14, 2013 at 12:57 AM
Grae, you are so right "MOMENTUM and BRAKING DISTANCE". You also have to look in your rear view mirror and hope the driver behind is not in a hurry and slam you from the rear because you had to hit the brakes quickly!

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