Police in Mahwah NJ recently arrested a man who was allegedly driving with a suspended license when he hit an elderly pedestrian trying to cross the street.
The serious car accident occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Tulip Tree Court in Mahwah, New Jersey. According to Mahwah law enforcement, the 50-year-old suspect was driving a Ford Explorer SUV and in the process of backing out of a parking spot when he slammed into the 88-year-old victim. At the time of the car crash, the victim, who lives in Mahwah NJ, was reportedly walking behind the vehicle.
The victim sustained significant injuries as a result of the auto accident. Emergency medical responders rushed to the scene and then took the victim to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, where he received medical treatment for his accident-related injuries.
After the car accident, the suspect stay at the scene and was reportedly cooperative with Mahwah police officers.
During a joint investigation conducted by the Mahwah Police Department and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, authorities determined that the suspect was driving with a suspended NY driver’s license. As a result, the suspect was charged with driving while suspended and causing serious bodily injury.
Police also issued the suspect, who resides in Mahwah, multiple citations for traffic offenses, including driving while suspended and careless driving.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Suspended Driver Charged after Backing SUV into Man, 88, Bergen Authorities Say.”