Hawthorne Crash Report: Hit-and-run on Wagaraw Rd. leaves elderly man dead

Crash Report – Wagaraw Rd & Passaic Ave, Hawthorne, NJ


Report ID: 2023 June 28

NCIC#: Unknown

OFFICER ID#: Unknown

Traffic Unit 1: 2004 Ford F-150

Occupants: 1

Injuries/Fatalities: Yes

Vehicle Damage (If Any): Yes

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): Rear-end

Location of Pedestrian/Cyclist (If Any): Wagaraw Road


HAWTHORNE, NJ – Police are searching for the driver responsable for a fatally striking an elderly man in south Hawthorne on Wednesday night.

Investigators say Joe Bender, 83, was hit while walking in the area of Wagaraw Road and Passaic Street.

Bender was transported to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries later on.

It is unclear whether any arrests have been made at this time. However, police believe the suspect vehicle to be a gray 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

WABC was the source of information used for this sample report. This sample report is not an official or legal document.

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