One person died and six others were injured when a driver hit a police vehicle and then struck pedestrians in downtown Paterson on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Authorities said the operator of a Honda CRV struck an occupied police vehicle that was on the side of the road at around 3:15 p.m. Then the driver collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Main and Market streets.
The driver then struck several pedestrians, authorities said.
Police said the Honda CRV came to stop when it hit a light pole outside 227 Main Street. Vehicle hit the pole head on and became disabled, authorities said.
Authorities did not release the name of the person who died at the scene. The other victims were taken to Saint Joseph’s University Medical Center for treatment.