HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Wednesday afternoon, a multiple-vehicle collision took place near the shopping center on Wagaraw Road.  The Hawthorne Police Department and EMS responded to the scene.  According to sources, a vehicle fled the scene of the crashes, and a Volkswagen Jetta was thrown into the side of an industrial building, boring a tremendous hole and crushing the front end.  A 4-door Buick smashed into a utility pole.  In total, three vehicles were towed away and the ambulances took individuals suffering non-life-threatening injuries to St. Joseph's hospital in Paterson.

Boyd Loving contributed to this report.

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