Two Teens Seriously Injured in Reckless Driving Crash

Fair Lawn, NJ — Two 17-year-old boys were seriously injured after their vehicle crashed into a tree in Fair Lawn Wednesday night August 28th, according to police.

At 9:35 p.m., police responded to the area of Howard Avenue and Alden Road where they found a 2004 Acura "had been purposely driven over the pedestrian tunnel," which forced the car to go airborne after going over the roadway's hump, Sgt. Brian Metzler said.  

This particular area of roadway is known in Fair Lawn as the “Radburn Bump.”

"We have had past incidents at the Howard Avenue pedestrian tunnel," Sergeant Brian Metzler said.  "Driving over the ‘bump’ at a high speed can propel a vehicle airborne and many local residents are aware of the bump. The bump is so much more pronounced than a regular speed bump, [so] extra care needs to be made when driving over it.”

The driver, a Fair Lawn High School student, suffered "significant leg, arm and internal injuries," Metzler said. His passenger, also a Fair Lawn High student, sustained neck and chest injuries, he said.

Both teens were taken to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson. 

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, call our accident lawyers at the office of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble at 908-928-9200. Or, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation. 

Source: TAPinto Hawthorne

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