Car hits SUV, sending it to NJ restaurant, injuring 3

An early morning crash left three people injured and sent an SUV into a North Jersey restaurant, according to Fair Lawn Police.

Before 6:30 a.m., officers responded to the scene in Hawthorne, along Lincoln Avenue at the corner of Loretto Avenue.

Two-vehicle crash in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving) Fair Lawn police car at a restaurant Wednesday morning

Two-vehicle accident in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving)

Fair Lawn police found a 2007 Honda CR-V crashed through the front window of the First Restaurant at 112 Lincoln Ave.

Two-vehicle crash in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving) Fair Lawn police car at a restaurant Wednesday morning

Two-vehicle accident in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving)

Police say a 57-year-old Oak Ridge man was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima west on Loretto Avenue when it struck the Honda, which was heading north on Lincoln Avenue, pushing the SUV into the building.

Two-vehicle crash in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving) Fair Lawn police car at a restaurant Wednesday morning

Two-vehicle accident in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving)

A number of other first responders – including Fair Lawn Fire, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance, Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire and Hawthorne Heavy Rescue – also arrived at the crash scene.

Two-vehicle crash in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving) Fair Lawn police car at a restaurant Wednesday morning

Two-vehicle accident in Hawthorne (courtesy Boyd A. Loving)

The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with neck and arm injuries.

The Honda driver, a 54-year-old Paterson, and her 31-year-old passenger, from Prospect Park, were both taken to St. Joseph’s Medical Center with leg injuries.

The accident remained under investigation.

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