Bergen Co. Crash Report: Pedestrian crash at Maple and Cedar kills1, hurts 1

Crash Report – Cedar St & Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ


Report ID: 2024 January 28

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Units Involved: 1

Occupants: At least 1 in the vehicle; 2 pedestrians

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Unknown but likely

Property Damage (other than vehicles): Unknown

Road Surface Condition: Unknown

Manner of Crash Impact (Single Vehicle, Angle, Left Turn, Rear-End, Head-On, Sideswipe, U-Turn, Other, Unknown): Single-vehicle pedestrian

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): Crossing Maple at Cedar


FAIR LAWN, NJ – A 30-year-old pedestrian died, and his father was hurt when a vehicle struck them at a busy Fair Lawn intersection Sunday.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar Street and Maple Avenue, which is just south of Fair Lawn Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Police say the man and his 61-year-old father were attempting to cross Maple Avenue after leaving the Knights of Columbus. It is unclear if the two men were utilizing a designated crosswalk.

Authorities identified the victim as Matthew W. Ritter. They say Ritter died after transport to a local hospital. His father went to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

It is unclear at this time if the vehicle in volved in the crash remained at the scene to render aid and speak with police.

A full investigation is underway.

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