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Police Hunt For Driver Who Killed Englewood Cyclist In Teaneck

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Crash site. Photo Credit: GoogleMaps

TEANECK, N.J. -- Authorities were seeking the public's help finding the driver whose vehicle struck and killed a 50-year-old Englewood bicyclist in Teaneck.

Juan Vasquez was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center after he was struck just before 11 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the intersection of East Englewood Avenue and Nelden Road in Teaneck, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

Police had found Vasquez sitting on a grassy area nearby, the prosecutor noted. He was riding on East Englewood Avenue when he hit the vehicle's passenger side as the driver made a left onto Nelden Road, he said.

The vehicle continued souh on Nelden Road, witnesses told police.

It "may have damage to passenger front door area or B pillar," Molinelli said.

Vasquez later succumbed to his injuries at HUMC, he said. Anyone with information that could help investigators in this case is asked to call the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit at 201-226-5500 (BCPO Tips Line 201-226-5532) or the Teaneck Police Department at 201-837-2600.

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