YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Paramus police officer sustained a compound left leg fracture after being struck while directing traffic at Paramus Road and Glen Avenue this morning.
Officer Kurtis Massey was hit by a blue Honda Accord driven by an 85-year-old Waldwick woman around 10:35 a.m. while directing a detour from Ridgewood to Glen avenues while new utility poles were being installed.
Massey, 27, was conscious and alert, although in some pain, when placed into a Paramus Ambulance Corps rig. Paramedics from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood assisted.
He was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where, Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said: “He is in good condition.”
Ehrenberg went to the hospital after spending some time at the scene (below, left), directing the accident investigation.
Paramus Road was shut down to traffic during the investigation.
The 2005 Accord, which was making a left turn from Glen Avenue onto Paramus Road southbound when Massey was hit, was removed by flatbed truck.
The elderly motorist, meanwhile, was issued a summons for careless driving.
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