A 67-year-old Montvale driver was hospitalized after his SUV careened over the lawn of a Westwood apartment complex – narrowly missing landscapers – then uprooted one traffic light post before hitting another at a busy intersection Monday afternoon.
The incident began on southbound Kinderkamack Road around 2:45 p.m., Police Chief Michael Pontillo said.
The 2016 Ford Edge “traveled over the lawn of the Westwood Hills Apartments Complex, nearly missing landscaper workers, then struck and removed a traffic light post from the ground and continued across Old Hook Road,” Pontillo said
It then struck a curb, spinning the vehicle onto the sidewalk and wedging it against a light post, the chief said.
The driver, who received a careless driving summons, was taken by the Hillsdale Ambulance Corps to Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley up the road.
His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, Pontillo said.
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