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Bergen County Prosecutor announces investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision in Fair Lawn

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

20 thoughts on “Bergen County Prosecutor announces investigation of a fatal motor vehicle collision in Fair Lawn

  1. The family of Christian Tawadros should pay for any expenses involved.

    Why should my tax dollars be spent on investigating this moron’s actions? Trying to cross a busy divided multi-lane highway at night. Genius.

    At most I’d be willing for my taxes to be used to hose his remains off the fender of the police vehicle.

  2. BRUTAL statement during the holy week of Easter. SHAME..A LIFE WAS LOST..have you no decency sir?

    They nailed Jesus to a cross of our shame as well ..peace please

  3. I do not subscribe to your outdated superstitions. *shrug*

  4. The family has been through enough. Young teens do stupid things. I assume that the first post respondent was a kid once.

    Even though you found out the child’s name you did not need to use it. Family needs privacy. You need some Holy Week reflection.

  5. Listen here you fucking dick if your gonna leave a comment at least show your identity. Stupid fuck I never wish bad on anyone but I honestly hope you get the welter of the worst coming your way. Dumb fuck how dare you leave a comment like that. Burn in hell

  6. The name is all over the news, FYI. The family doesn’t need privacy – it needs children with even a shred of common sense.

    I do not need any “reflection” and your antiquated belief system is something I pity you for.

  7. My god. Technology has made it so easy for people to show the world what completely amoral idiots they are. This family needs compassion. Not your cruel and insensitive comments. Just stop.

  8. At a time like this, yes the family needs privacy. You seem to know very little about grief. Lucky that you have never experienced a tragedy.

    And I will pray for them. You are on your own.

  9. time for an idiot button james

  10. Wow people just have no respect anymore these days. Either you are completely ignorant and irrogant, or u are a friend/family member of the officer that did this. Because no one HUMAN enough says the things u are saying right now. This was a CHILD, stupid or not…. he had much to learn and to live. If you got nothing nice to say just SHUT UP. Have some dignity and shut up.

  11. James I’d suggest that in honor of the holiday season
    you consider deleting all these texts comments as a set of
    unfortunate statements of hate by some and let’s move on

    the family is burying a child this Easter week.

    plenty of time to investigate a tragic accident.
    kids look at a divided highway and one kid starts a dare to
    run the gauntlet..crazy yes ,educate ..yes..

  12. Oh you poor precious special snowflakes.

    The truth is not always kind, but the truth is the truth.

    Yes, truly, in the name of religion let’s censor the truth as has happened so many times in history.

  13. I agree with the previous comment. Take these hateful comments down.

  14. Why does anyone attack the child’s family or the sheriff’s officer ? Are all the people who respond that way robots which are programmed to be exceptionally brutal? It’s very hard to believe they are actual people. Blaming the victim is not a rational excuse! One expects the parents to pay if their child steals or does vandalism, but not if the child dies due to a mis-thought action. And the man who accidentally hit him while slowing down when he saw the others on the side has been totally devastated. Would you respond this way if it was your child?

  15. Many assholes who are brave behind a keyboard. Easter work and a tragedy. Take the anonymous asshole posts down. It’s tragic for the family

  16. This is just an awful story for all involved. Thoughts and prayers to all involved.

    As as for the complete fool posting such disrespectful, hateful, and inhuman comments. I am sure I am much older then most here and the only thing I have consistently seen in my years is that such hatred and vile feelings are always returned in untold magnitudes. Not a religious or prophetic comment, just always accurate.

    Absolutely sickening fool

  17. We vote him out of the human race and perhaps beyond Hate and Shock value He needs to be examined by a mental health and community safety perspective. No shock jock
    Needed over the body of a kid who made a simple massive mistake costing him his life..Pray for his Family and his soul

  18. James, don’t you monitor your blog? How do you allow such disgusting comments?

  19. Time to ask that this infortunate story and viscous comments to the bereaved parents and family be taken down into the hate file James .

    would be the right thing to do on Passover and Easter Eve.

    no one would need to know where it went ..blessings to you and your family James

  20. The last resort of the desperate – censorship of the truth. Especially in the name of superstitions.

    Truly pathetic.

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