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Ridgewood NJ, The exact origin of critical injuries sustained by an individual who was found lying on the street in front of 15 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, remained under investigation by Ridgewood PD and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office hours after the victim was found at 7:20 PM on Monday, 09/24. The individual, said to be a male, was rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson.
West Ridgewood Avenue between Garber/Wilsey Square and South Monroe Street was closed for hours while investigators took photographs and interviewed bystanders. The owners of vehicles parked on the street nearby the incident location were not permitted to remove them until investigators finished gathering photographic and physical evidence. Initial reports were that the individual may have been the victim of a hit and run accident, but Ridgewood Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke, who was at the scene, would not confirm that hypothesis. Ridgewood Emergency Services provided scene lighting and traffic control assistance during the street closure. Ridgewood Fire Department and Ridgewood EMS responded to aid the victim.