Paterson: Car hits two people on Church Street | Paterson Times

Paterson: Car hits two people on Church Street


A vehicle struck two people on the corner of Church Street and Broadway on Wednesday afternoon.

Police responded to report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle at around 4:42 p.m. A 2013 Toyota Prius collided with the two victims who were not in a crosswalk.

Driver remained at the scene, police said.

Both pedestrians were taken to Saint Joseph’s University Hospital for treatment, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities identified the victims as 62-year-old Edwin Gonzalez and 65-year-old Guillermo Gonzalez. Edwin was treated for minor injuries while Guillermo is being treated for serious injuries.

No charges were filed against the driver.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident.

  • basil fomme

    "Cross at the green not in between. " Avoid that rundown feeling.

  • Virginia Wright

    I hope the two guys are okay. That being said…That's why I don't like to drive in downtown Paterson. Drivers have to go 5 mph and have eyes all around their heads. Many people ( often entire families) just run out into the street. Many people take advantage of the rule (is it a law?) that Pedestrians have the right of way at all times! Even when some careless person just runs into the street without looking, then they look at the driver like it's surprise to see a car in the street. Children are generally more cautious than adults when crossing streets. It's a miracle that many more people aren't injured or killed downtown.

  • peejay1954

    It's the local method of hitting the lottery.
    Wait till the "victim" finds out that the driver only has liability and has no assets to sue for,
    so the only money they can get is from the pliga fund which is on the car insurance and pays a max of $15K