Authorities were seeking the driver of a tractor trailer who fled on foot after crash involving an SUV and utility pole on Route 17 southbound Sunday in Paramus.
The 1:30 p.m. crash downed the pole causing a transformer explosion, then knocking a bystander to the ground.
The truck driver, described as a white male in jeans and a white T-shirt, hopped a fence near the K-Mart shopping center and ran into a nearby neighborhood just south of Linwood Avenue, police said.
The driver of the Nissan SUV was treated at the scene for minor leg injuries, as was a bystander who was thrown to the ground after the transformer exploded.
Only the right lane remained closed as of 2:30 p.m.
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