DPW Worker, Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Foschini Park Accident Monday
Hackensack, NJ – Two pedestrians, including a Hackensack city worker, were critically injured in a vehicle-pedestrian accident near Foschini Park in Hackensack late Monday morning July 1st.
The accident occurred on the Midtown Bridge Road just before 11 a.m., when authorities say a Honda Civic traveling westbound stopped in the roadway to allow a female pedestrian to cross on the Salem Street Extension.
The driver of a Toyota Avalon traveling in the same direction was unable to stop and attempted to avoid the collision by swerving around the vehicle, when it sideswiped the Honda and careened off the roadway, striking the woman and slamming into a telephone pole, said Police Captain Nicole Foley.
The city DPW worker was installing a temporary fence at the park and was also struck, though it is unclear at this time if he was hit by the car or debris, said Foley.
The woman, identified as 47-year-old Svetlana Fakhroutdinov, of Elmwood Park, suffered significant lower body trauma and was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where she underwent surgery.
The DPW worker, 61-year-old Roger Petrocelli, suffered multiple non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to the hospital for treatment, according to police.
Police say the driver of the Honda, 58-year-old Allen Farnham, and the driver of the Toyota, 37-year-old Miguel Bueno, were not injured. Both remained at the scene.
The crash is under investigation. Thus far, no summonses have been issued, Foley said.
The Salem Street extension is a two-lane, one-way street that runs westbound along Foschini Park, and there are no pedestrian crossings near where the crash occurred.
We will update this post as more information becomes available.
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Source: ABC 7 News
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