Crash Splits 9W Pole: Cliffside Park Driver, Cresskill Passenger OK, Road Closed Nearly All Day

UPDATE: Route 9W finally reopened nearly 14 hours after a vehicle slammed into a utility pole in Englewood Cliffs early Sunday, authorities said.

Route 9W (Sylvan Ave), Englewood Cliffs

Route 9W (Sylvan Ave), Englewood Cliffs

Photo Credit: Jerry DeMarco

Wires were strung across Sylvan Avenue after the pole split in two and fell onto the road in the mid-morning crash north of Charlotte Place, borough police Detective Lt. Ronald Waldt said.

The driver, a 20-year old Cliffside Park man, complained of pain, but he and his apparently uninjured 19-year-old male passenger from Cresskill both declined medical attention at the scene, Waldt said.

The vehicle was towed, the lieutenant said.

Sylvan Avenue was finally reopened shortly after 11 p.m., Waldt said.

Responders included a PSE&G crew, borough firefighters who cleaned up a fuel spill, Fort Lee police who assisted with traffic control and the New Jersey Department of Transportation.


SEE ANYTHING? A vehicle involved in an Englewood crash that sent two Fort Lee residents to the hospital before dawn Monday sped off before police arrived, authorities said.


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