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Ridgewood Police at Train Station Tuesday Evening in Roadway Asking for Leads in Hit Run death

photo by Boyd Loving

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit are currently asking for the public help in tracking down the alleged hit and run driver .Authorities need the  public’s help finding a dark-colored SUV that they allege ran over and killed a Hawthorne man near the Ridgewood train station Monday night and kept going.

Social media has been very successful in spreading the word in helping police identify suspects and it does trouble us that as of 7:43 pm on Tuesday evening the Ridgewood Police department had still not posted anything on their Facebook page to help with the search . Paramus Police however posted at the article from the Daily Voice just before 7pm that same evening.

This is not the first time the Ridgewood Police have been slow to use social media and a similar pattern was followed  after an Ridgewood officer was almost hit by a driver earlier this year .

Anyone who saw or knows anything about the incident is urged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at (201) 226-5595, or the Ridgewood Police Department at (201)652-3900.

5 thoughts on “Ridgewood Police at Train Station Tuesday Evening in Roadway Asking for Leads in Hit Run death

  1. Cameras everywhere in the CBD.

    How fast was this driver going in order to kill someone ..?

    The other day I was driving on Rock Road (how stupid is it to have 2 sets of railroad tracks 100 yards apart ?) and a woman and her 3-year-old child jaywalked to get across to Dunkin Donuts.

    I couldn’t believe it.

    Yet the police would issue a ticket to the driver that didn’t stop. Doesn’t make sense.

  2. I read somewhere that the person was already down in the road when the car ran him over. This is horrible. How could a driver not know? She or he had to know. Why drive off???? Disgusting. Frightening

  3. to the first commentor, the risk of fatality rises pretty quickly as cars go faster than 25mph. There are a lot of studies that looked at this, mostly from a statistical standpoint (they didn’t take people and run them over at various speeds). Here is a well known study: https://nacto.org/docs/usdg/relationship_between_speed_risk_fatal_injury_pedestrians_and_car_occupants_richards.pdf

  4. Cause of death known yet?

  5. Pedestrians need to be more aware of their surroundings and cross at cross walks only.
    Some reflective clothing or a flashlight would help drivers to more easily see pedestrians.
    I see people dressed in dark clothing jay walking all the time…
    So dangerous.

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