A 26-year-old Garfield driver who walked away unscathed after her car hit a sign and a utility pole before overturning overnight Monday was illegally on her cellphone when she crashed, local police said.
The driver received summonses for careless driving and for illegally using a wireless device behind the wheel after her 2000 Nissan Maxima rolled onto the sidewalk in front of Garfield High School on Outwater Lane near Palisades Avenue around 2 a.m., Capt. Darren Sucorowski said.
Officer Dane Lio was nearby and rushed to the scene after hearing the crash, Sucorowski said.
The driver refused treatment from a Hackensack University Medical Center ambulance crew, the captain said.
The officer found no signs of impairment, Sucorowski said.
Garfield firefighters responded along with police, the captain said
A PSE&G crew responded to repair the pole, he said.
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