Officials: Multiple car crash shut down portions of Route 4 in Teaneck

A multiple car crash sent a van into a home and shut down portions of Route 4 in Teaneck early Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2020, 1:39 PM

Updated 1,382 days ago

Share:

A multiple car crash sent a van into a home and shut down portions of Route 4 in Teaneck early Sunday.
The incident happened at the intersection of North Wilson Avenue and Route 4 West.
During the crash, a van with New York license plates flew into a house in Bergen County and caught fire.
Homeowners say the incident happened around 5 a.m. They say some damage was done to the house, but the van was stopped by a brick wall.
The homeowners say three people were inside the home at the time, but none of them suffered any injuries from the incident.
Renee Harriogt fell asleep on her couch, which is up against the wall the van crashed into. She credits a wheelchair ramp in the front of the home as a buffer from keeping the van from smashing into the inside of the home.
"It's extremely frightening and scary," Harriogt says. "I'm still shaken up."
Harriogt says there is some damage to the home and foundation but says inspectors told her it is structurally sound. She also says it appears the driver of the van was able to walk from the scene without injury.
Harriogt says her mother died from COVID-19 earlier this year and her ashes were next to her in the living room just feet away from where the van nearly entered her home. She tells News 12 that her mother was looking over her.
Two other vehicles were also involved in the accident, including a Jeep and a sedan.
The conditions of the people in those two vehicles is still unknown.
Route 4 West was closed from Bell Avenue through River Road as the accident was cleared. It has since reopened.


More from News 12
0:51
Wildfire in Wharton State Forest consumes more than 400 acres of land

Wildfire in Wharton State Forest consumes more than 400 acres of land

1:56
Isolated storms tonight; freeze warning in effect for parts of NJ overnight

Isolated storms tonight; freeze warning in effect for parts of NJ overnight

2:54
Longtime Democratic US Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies at 65 following heart attack

Longtime Democratic US Rep. Donald Payne Jr. dies at 65 following heart attack

1:53
Shop Mother’s Day Gifts – Exclusive Offers Up to 75% OFF!

Shop Mother’s Day Gifts – Exclusive Offers Up to 75% OFF!

0:56
Passaic to get $1.6M in federal funds to reduce flash flooding where 2 people died

Passaic to get $1.6M in federal funds to reduce flash flooding where 2 people died

2:56
Doctors combine a pig kidney transplant and a heart device in a bid to extend New Jersey woman's life

Doctors combine a pig kidney transplant and a heart device in a bid to extend New Jersey woman's life

0:43
Jersey Proud: Manchester HS students teach older generation about tech

Jersey Proud: Manchester HS students teach older generation about tech

2:23
'The tower is an eyesore.' Demolition of former Nabisco factory tower set to begin after 1-year delay

'The tower is an eyesore.' Demolition of former Nabisco factory tower set to begin after 1-year delay

1:03
Rep. Gottheimer announces another attempt to put an end to NYC’s congestion pricing plan

Rep. Gottheimer announces another attempt to put an end to NYC’s congestion pricing plan

0:29
Former Wawa gas attendant accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers

Former Wawa gas attendant accused of stealing thousands of dollars from customers

1:33
AAA: New Jersey gas prices increase nearly 20 cents from last week

AAA: New Jersey gas prices increase nearly 20 cents from last week

2:12
Princeton University accused of violating civil rights of Jewish students

Princeton University accused of violating civil rights of Jewish students

0:37
Prosecutors: Former Jersey City police officer charged with sex assault, criminal restraint

Prosecutors: Former Jersey City police officer charged with sex assault, criminal restraint

0:27
Washington Township police issues warning over 'Water Wars' game

Washington Township police issues warning over 'Water Wars' game

0:34
Camden County man charged in crash that killed young mother

Camden County man charged in crash that killed young mother

2:18
Remnants of bird flu virus found in pasteurized milk, FDA says

Remnants of bird flu virus found in pasteurized milk, FDA says

0:32
US banning TikTok? Your key questions answered

US banning TikTok? Your key questions answered

0:35
Bon Jovi docuseries premieres Friday on Hulu

Bon Jovi docuseries premieres Friday on Hulu

0:31
New federal rule would bar 'noncompete' agreements for most employees

New federal rule would bar 'noncompete' agreements for most employees

1:02
Composting can save money, help gardens and save the planet. Here are 10 tips to get you started

Composting can save money, help gardens and save the planet. Here are 10 tips to get you started