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Man Hospitalized After Crashing Car into Franklin Lakes Home, Cops Say

Weather conditions and a previous medical history may have contributed to the 70-year-old's crash, police said.

Credit: Mapquest.
Credit: Mapquest.

A 70-year-old Franklin Lakes man driving down Pulis Avenue was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after his car crashed into a utility pole, a mailbox, and into a borough home, Franklin Lakes Police Detective Lt. John Bakelaar announced in a release Tuesday.

According to police, John Jackiewicz was driving his 2001 Lexus east on Pulis Avenue at about noon Tuesday when it struck a guardrail, and continued to hit a utility pole and a mailbox, Bakelaar said. The car ran off the roadway, across a Chapel Road property, and into the side of the house, located at 629 Pulis Ave., he said.

Jackiewicz was alive when Franklin Lakes Police, Fire, and Ambulance responded to the scene, Bakelaar said. Officers administered CPR at the scene of the accident, and Jackiewicz was transported to Valley Hospital, Bakelaar said.

Police said they do not have any further information about the extent of his injuries or his condition.

Though Bakelaar said he is, “sure the weather contributed,” to the accident, he said its true cause is still under investigation.

“At this point there is a possibility of the driver’s previous medical history or event that may have precipitated the accident,” he said.

Cops said they did not have specific information on how much damage was done to the borough home, but said that they did not think the damage was too significant.

MER December 11, 2013 at 10:04 AM
629 Pulis is on the Mahwah side of Pulis FWIW.

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