Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately 11:48 a.m., on Sunday police responded to the intersection of River Street and Sassafras Street in the City of Paterson in response to collision between a bicyclist and a tow truck.
Police say Mr. Antonino Barbera, 38 years old of Fair Lawn was operating a tow truck on River Street, when a bicyclist collided into the side of the tow truck.
The bicyclist, identified as 46-year-old Gerard Webb of Paterson, was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital with serious injuries.
Police say Mr. Webb was pronounced deceased at 1:23 p.m.
According to police, Mr. Barbera presented a valid driver’s license and remained at the scene.
The investigation remains active and ongoing.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Department Traffic Bureau at 973-321-1112.