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PHOTOS: Driver Critical After SUV Slams Into Route 17 Sign Pole In Paramus

"The seat belt must have saved him." Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Roy Zarokyan
The driver was hospitalized in critical condition, police told Daily Voice. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Chad Seligman
The aftermath. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Kimberly Raffaele
At the scene. Photo Credit: Jon Ryan
The driver was hospitalized in critical condition, police told Daily Voice. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Anthony Sgroi
The SUV wrapped around the sign pole. Photo Credit: DAILY VOICE PHOTO: Chad Seligman

PARAMUS, N.J. -- A driver was hospitalized in critical condition after wrapping his SUV around a sign pole Sunday afternoon outside a southbound Route 17 store.

"He was unconcious but breathing," Roy Zarokyan of Ramsey told Daily Voice after the 2:11 p.m. crash between A&S Drive and Midland Avenue. "He had a nasty gash on his head.

"He had his seatbelt on -- it must've saved him."

The driver was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center in critical condition, Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg told Daily Voice. His identity was being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

All lanes of southbound Route 17 were closed at A&S Drive for several hours.

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