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Prosecutor: Carlstadt woman, 28, critical after being struck by East Rutherford drunk driver

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 28-year-old Carlstadt woman remained in critical condition this morning after she was struck by a car driven by a drunk 22-year-old Rutherford man in East Rutherford last night, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli confirmed.

Victor Kwak lost control of his 2006 Lexus GS430 while headed east on Railroad Avenue between Everett Place and Boiling Springs Avenue just after 7:40 p.m. Molinelli said.

The car “struck the curb on the south side of the roadway and then crossed back northward and drove off the road onto the sidewalk on the north side,” he said.

It then “then struck and knocked down a tree, a street light and a wooden utility pole” before ramming into Sandra Munoz-Molina, who was standing on the sidewalk, the prosecutor said.

Munoz-Molina was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with “serious bodily injury,” Molinelli said.

Police at the scene determined that Kwak was intoxicated, he said. Blood samples were later taken.

Kwak was being held on $75,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with aggravated assault by auto. He also was issued several motor vehicle summonses, including one for DWI, the prosecutor said.

A Sept. 4 appearance in Municipal Court was scheduled.

Molinelli’s Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and the East Rutherford Police Department were investigating.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

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