Woman Struck While Crossing Goffle Road
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A woman on a mobility scooter was struck by a car while trying to cross Goffle Road on June 12. According to police, the victim, a 50-year-old Wyckoff resident, was attempting to cross the road in the vicinity of Paterson Avenue when she was hit by a car driven by a 24-year-old female also from Wyckoff at approximately 5:15pm. No summonses were issued and police said speed was not a factor.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. No further information regarding her condition was available. An eye witness at the scene reported that no her injuries did not appear life-threatening as there was no Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit at the scene.
The accident occurred near the intersection of Goffle Road and Paterson Avenue, directly adjacent to the Midland Park Shopping Center. The woman is presumed to have been returning home from grocery shopping, as bags containing groceries were scattered along the road.
The intersection is notoriously difficult to cross and, according to Police Chief Michael Marra, has seen many accidents. Fortunately very few of those accidents have involved pedestrians, bicycles or scooters, he said.
Goffle Road is a county road and there is no crosswalk at the intersection. While some residents have requested a crosswalk or light at the intersection, Chief Marra noted that would not be feasible as there are already two lights with crosswalks in the vicinity.
Traffic at this location has increased greatly over the past year due to a detour for bridge repair on Lake Street, a county projected scheduled for completion in August 2013.