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VIDEO: Rollover Driver Who Hit Sign, Broke Pole Outside Garfield HS Was On Phone, Police Charge

At the scene of the rollover in front of Garfield High School.
At the scene of the rollover in front of Garfield High School. Video Credit: COURTESY: Ron Bombaro (tornadochaser66)

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. 


ALSO SEE: A 58-year-old Garfield woman whose body was found at the bottom of the IKEA parking garage in Paramus before dawn Monday jumped to her death, police said.


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