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Fair Lawn NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the ongoing investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 9:08 PM on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.
On Sunday, April 14, 2019, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a juvenile pedestrian was struck on Route 208 South, near the Fair Lawn Avenue exit ramp, in the Borough of Fair Lawn. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation revealed that the 12-year-old boy was attempting to cross the divided, multi-lane highway from east to west with several other juveniles when he was struck by a Bergen County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle. The patrol vehicle, a 2010 Chevy Tahoe, was on routine patrol traveling in the left lane of Route 208 South and driven by a Sheriff’s Officer. The officer was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center shortly after the collision where he was treated and released.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the cause of the collision is still under investigation, and would like to thank the Fair Lawn Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.