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Fair Lawn Personal Trainer Charged With Assault by Auto in Multi Vehicle Accident Involving a Motorcycle

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Mahwah NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of RYAN M. McMULLEN (DOB: 3/23/1983; single; personal trainer) of 3 Ramapo Terrace, Fair Lawn, NJ on a charge of Assault By Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Mahwah Police Department under the direction of Chief Stephen Jaffe.

At approximately 4:46 p.m. on September 4, 2020, the Mahwah Police Department received a report of a multi-vehicle collision in the northbound lanes of Route 17 in the area of Route 202. Responding officers determined that three vehicles were involved, including a motorcycle operator who had suffered serious bodily injuries. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Mahwah Police Department revealed that RYAN McMULLEN was operating a motor vehicle while using a handheld mobile device when he struck the 35-year-old motorcyclist from behind and then struck a third vehicle. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle. He was transported to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, NJ, where he is currently listed in stable condition. No other individuals involved were injured as a result of the collision.

As a result of the investigation, RYAN McMULLEN was charged with one count of Assault By Auto, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1c(1), a 4th degree crime. He was also issued motor vehicle summonses for Reckless Driving, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-96 and Using A Handheld Mobile Device While Operating A Moving Motor Vehicle, in violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-97.3. McMULLEN was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Mahwah Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

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