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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.

bergen 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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