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Police Investigating Multi-Vehicle Crash that Injured Four in Paterson


Passaic County officials have announced that at approximately 4:51 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, police responded to the intersection of 17th Avenue and McClean Boulevard in the City of Paterson on the report of a multivehicle crash.

According to police, a 2019 Kia Forte, being operated by a 20-year-old male from Paterson, New Jersey, collided head-on with a 2016 Honda Accord, being operated by a 63-year-old male from Fair Lawn. 

Police said that both males, as well as a passenger in the Kia Forte, a 22-year-old male from Paterson, New Jersey, were all transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for treatment of serious bodily injuries.

A third vehicle, a 2010 Ford Escape, being operated by a 57-year-old female of Hawthorne, New Jersey, thereafter collided with the Honda Accord, and then the guardrail. The female was also transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

No charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation remains active and ongoing. More information will be released once it becomes available. 

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or or to contact the Paterson Police Traffic Division at (973) 321-1111.