Schuyler Ave. crash triggers downed wires, road closure

Photo by Ron Leir

A Kearny man was hurt shortly after 2 p.m. this past Friday when his car crashed into a utility pole at Schuyler Ave. and Carrie Road in North Arlington, causing the pole to sag and phone and cable wires to hang across the road, prompting police to block north and southbound traffi c on Schuyler, between the Belleville Pike and Noel Drive. Police said the mishap occurred when Raul Wong, 76, fell asleep at the wheel. Wong was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of injuries. Public Service and cable personnel responded and the road was reopened about six hours after the crash, police said.

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