Hackensack PD: Pedestrian, 76, Struck, Killed By Pickup, Landscaping Trailer
A 76-year-old Hackensack pedestrian was beaten and killed Thursday evening.
Carol Ventura, a North Bergen native who lived on Prospect Avenue, was on the zebra crossing when she was hit by a 2021 Dodge Ram pickup truck heading south from Summit Avenue to the south just after 8:30 p.m. Passaic Street turned east. Foley said.
“After she was hit, she was then run over by a trailer of a landscaping truck heading west,” Foley said.
Ventura was pronounced dead a short time later at Hackensack University Medical Center.
The 42-year-old pickup driver from Rochelle Park told police he “had the go-ahead for his turn and didn’t see” [Ventura] until his vehicle hits them, “said Foley.
The 51-year-old Paramus driver of the 2012 Ford F550 landscaping truck said he “drove straight through the intersection, even with the green light,” the captain said.
“He reported not seeing [Ventura]who had already been hit and was lying on the street, “she said.” The rear of his trailer then struck [her]. “
Carol Ventura was met at the intersection of Passaic Street and Summit Avenue in Hackensack.
The police are continuing an investigation, the captain said.
“It should be noted that a pedestrian on a zebra crossing at a traffic light only has right of way if the signal in the same direction as the pedestrian is green,” she noted. “Or if there is a signal with a pedestrian crossing (which does not have this intersection), the white hand / foot signal must be illuminated.
“Based on the initial investigation and Patino’s testimony, it appears that [Ventura] had the right of way, “added Foley.” Both drivers stayed on site and worked together on our first investigation. “
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