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Paramus cyclist in crash dies, investigation continues

Photo Credit: Ron Bombaro

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: One of two bicyclists died yesterday after being struck before dawn on a Paramus street, authorities confirmed this afternoon.

Mandeep Singh, 23, of Paramus NJ suffered a critical head injury after he and a co-worker, 24-year-old Shernjit Singh (no relation), were struck by a 2000 Jeep Cherokee on Midland Avenue as they rode side-by-side to separate service station jobs just before 5 a.m., Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.

Shernjit Singh, also of Paramus, remained in serious condition Hackensack University Medical Center, where both were taken after the crash.

No charges had been filed nor summonses issued to the driver, 38-year-old Michael Santos of Passaic, who was driving east on Midland Avenue when the crash occurred, Ehrenberg said.

Santos remained at the scene and was interviewed as part of an ongoing investigation by Paramus and Bergen County prosecutor’s detectives, the chief said.

The Bergen County Sheriff’s Bureau of Criminal Identification collected evidence.

PHOTO: Ron Bombaro

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