Two Injured in Tuesday Afternoon Accident

Little Falls man ticketed following Cedar Grove crash at intersection of Pompton and West Bradford avenues.

Cedar Grove police have ticketed a 49-year-old man following a car accident Tuesday afternoon in Cedar Grove that sent two people to the hospital.

Enrico B. Belen of Little Falls was driving a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder north on Pompton Avenue near Bradford Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m., Cedar Grove Police Chief Richard Vanderstreet said, when he collided with a 2011 Chevy pickup, driven by J.C. Smith of Lincoln Park. Smith was traveling in the opposite direction.

Vanderstreet said Belen was making a left turn onto West Bradford Avenue when the accident occurred.

Belen was ticketed at the scene for making an improper turn, Vanderstreet said.

Smith and a 15-year-old passenger were taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Paterson after complaining of hip and shoulder pain, respectively, he said.

Police said the traffic was backed up at the scene for approximately 45 minutes during the accident.


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