A Hatzolah Paramedic walking home from Shul Friday night was struck by a swerving vehicle. Witnesses tell TLS the resident was walking with his children between the white line and trees on Ridge Avenue – being that there are no sidewalks on the 45 MPH road – when a vehicle swerved out of the lane.
The vehicle’s mirror struck the pedestrian’s shoulder, and the paramedic’s 5-year-old son was knocked to the ground from the impact of the victim knocking into him. The child was not injured, but the paramedic suffered a bruised shoulder. He declined medical attention.
A neighbor who heard the incident phoned police. The driver was issued a summons.
The road, which sees pedestrian traffic from hundreds of local residents, Bachurim and Public School students daily, is one of several roads recently approved for sidewalks. [TLS]