UPDATE: The driver of an SUV that flipped onto its side in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on northbound Route 208 in Fair Lawn this afternoon walked away uninjured after a good Samaritan pulled him from the car.
“One of the many benefits of wearing a seat belt,” Sgt. Kenneth Cavanaugh said after the 3:20 p.m. pileup, police told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
A BMW convertible sedan rear-ended the SUV, which flipped and hit a car in front of it, sending it into another vehicle, the sergeant said.
Several people stopped and rushed to help.
“I thought it was a fatal,” the good Samaritan who got the driver out of the SUV told CLIFFVIEW PILOT . “The seat belt is what saved him.”
The driver of the car hit by the SUV was taken to the hospital after he complained of minor pain, he said.
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