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Ridgewood motorist surrenders in teen pedestrian hit-and-run

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Ridgewood driver who police said struck a teenaged pedestrian this morning and then took off later turned himself in and was charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

The 17-year-old Ridgewood victim was taken to The Valley Hospital after being hit just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Grove Street and South Pleasant Avenue, Detective Chris McDowell said.

He was released from the hospital soon afterward, the detective told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Matthew Cermak, 21, also was released — from police headquarters, with summonses to appear in Ridgewood Municipal Court.

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