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Pedestrian struck on rainy Fair Lawn street

Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST: A woman crossing Fair Lawn Avenue this morning was hospitalized with injuries that didn’t appear life-threatening.

The driver of the Subaru SUV that hit her around 8:10 a.m. apparently was making a left off Pollitt Drive in a light rain.

The 66-year-old Fair Lawn woman was taken by ambulance to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

No summonses were immediately issued to the driver, a 53-year-old Fair Lawn women. Police, however, said an investigation was continuing.

The incident comes just as the Fair Lawn Police Department has begun a Pedestrian Safety Initiative, which Acting Police Chief Glen Cauwels said “will focus on violations of pedestrian safety statutes by both motorists and pedestrians.”

SEE: Fair Lawn police go on offensive against non-yielding motorists — and pedestrians

Although officers are on the lookout throughout the borough, the acting chief said, they’re focusing on three specific areas: The Radburn Train Station area along Fair Lawn Avenue between Abbott Road and Chandler Drive; The River Road business district between Fair Lawn and Berdan avenues; and Broadway .

Besides looking for motorists who fail to stop for predestrians in the crosswalk and illegally use cellphones, Fair Lawn police are issuing summonses to pedestrians who ignore “Don’t Walk” signals, fail to use nearby crosswalks or intersections or cross mid-block without yielding to vehicles.

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STORY / PHOTO: Boyd A. Loving

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