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SUV Jumps Curb, Strikes Teen in Ridgewood Driveway

Police are continuing to investigate a strange Saturday afternoon accident that sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital.

A 17-year-old Ridgewood girl was rushed to the hospital with a head injury after she was struck by an SUV in a driveway Saturday afternoon.

According to Ridgewood police, the 17-year-old was standing next to a parked car in a North Pleasant Avenue driveway when an SUV jumped the curb and struck her and the nearby parked car.

The victim sustained head and foot injuries, Ptl. Shayne James said Saturday night. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police are investigating what caused the driver, an 18-year-old male from Ridgewood, to breach the road and careen into the victim and parked car. It appeared he was attempting to turn at the time of the crash, James said.

The driver has not been issued any summonses as of 7 p.m. Saturday. The investigation remains ongoing.

James Kleimann December 23, 2012 at 06:18 PM
The investigation is not yet complete. I would be shocked if charges aren't filed when the investigation concludes.
Lauren Imbruglia December 23, 2012 at 08:45 PM
I hate to say but I'd bet texting or other distracted driving situation
Linda December 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Has the girl been identified yet? I hope she's okay.
Harlan Consider December 24, 2012 at 01:54 AM
I suspect the driver and victim know each other and that the accident was some kind of showing off that went wrong.
Ridgewooder December 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I agree.

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