PARAMUS, NJ – Paramus authorities rescued a trapped driver after his vehicle drove up the stairs of the pedestrian bridge over Route 17 on Thursday night.
According to the Daily Voice, the driver of a 2016 Range Rover reportedly struck something in the northbound lanes that caused him to lose control of his vehicle at about 10 p.m. The driver was unable to maintain control and the vehicle crash partway up the pedestrian stairway near Linwood Avenue.
The front of the vehicle immediately caught fire.
When authorities arrived, they opened the trunk of the SUV and rescued the trapped driver. Firefighters began fighting the flames.
The driver, a 42-year-old man from New York was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment.
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