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Tuesday morning collision on Banta Place in Fair Lawn triggered the dispatch of Fair Lawn PD, EMS, and Rescue Squad

Fair Lawn PD, EMS, and Rescue Squad

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 26,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, A three (3) vehicle, personnel. The crash involved two (2) moving passenger vehicles and a parked commercial truck. All victims evaluated by Fair Lawn EMS members declined ambulance transport to a hospital Rescue Squad personnel attended to a crash related fluid spill. Two (2) vehicles were removed from the scene by separate flatbed tow trucks. Banta Place was closed to vehicular traffic between Watkins Avenue and Raphael Street until the scene was cleared of wreckage.

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Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Accident Leads to Temporary Closure of a Portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn

Courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, A crash between a 4-door Honda Civic and a multi-axle dump truck resulted in two (2) injuries, a hazmat incident, and the temporary closure of a portion of Route 208 northbound in Fair Lawn on Wednesday morning, 04/12. 65 gallons of diesel fuel that originated from a ruptured fuel tank on the dump truck were spilled on crash impact. A large portion of the spilled fuel remained on the roadway, but some entered a nearby storm drain. Fair Lawn PD, FD, EMS, and Heavy Rescue units responded to the incident. NJDOT and the Bergen County HazMat unit were also on the scene. Tow trucks removed both damaged vehicles from the highway. Northbound traffic was diverted onto Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. There was minor rubbernecking southbound. The crash victims sustained non life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital.

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Fair Lawn Teen fends off Intruder With A Baseball Bat

Fair Lawn Susupect
March 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, A 16-year-old boy scared off a strange man he encountered inside his family’s kitchen in Fair Lawn,early Thursday morning.Local Police said the teen was getting a glass of water around 4:22 a.m. when he spotted the stranger in his home. The teen walked into the next room, and the man followed. Grabbing a baseball bat the teenager hit the man once in the arm. Police said the man took off, but not before dropping $160 and two passports .

Officials are still searching for the suspect, who they describe as a white male in his 30s, approximately 6 feet tall with blue eyes and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a black wool hat, gloves and multiple layers of black clothing.

Fair Lawn Police are still looking for the pictured individual for a burglary that occurred on 3/24. Contact Det. Yuskaitis at 201-794-5410.

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Car Ends Up in Back Yard in Fair Lawn Mishap

Car Ends Up in Back Yard in Fair Lawn Mishap

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

March 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair lawn NJ, A driver exiting Broadway westbound at Plaza Road in Fair Lawn crashed through a fence and wound up in the back yard of a home on 26th Street late Saturday night, 03/18. The driver was not injured in the crash and no one was in the back yard at the time of impact. A flatbed tow truck removed the vehicle from its predicament. Fair Lawn PD responded to the incident. A garden/tool shed was also damaged in the mishap.

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The landing gear of a box trailer collapsed while parked at the intersection of McBride Avenue and Nevins Road in Fair Lawn

Fairlawn box trailer

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

February 10,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, The landing gear of a box trailer collapsed while it was parked at the intersection of McBride Avenue and Nevins Road, Fair Lawn, on Friday morning, 02/10. No one was injured in the incident and one (1) lane of the roadway remained passable following the mishap. Fair Lawn PD responded to assist with traffic control and to obtain information to prepare a property damage report. Contents of the damaged trailer were offloaded to another unit prior to it being removed from the scene.

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School Bus Crash Route 4 eastbound near Saddle River Road in Fair Lawn Slows Traffic Friday Morning

Bus Crash Fair lawn

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

February 10,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair lawn NJ, Only minor injuries were reported following a crash in which a small school bus hit the concrete center divider of Route 4 eastbound near Saddle River Road in Fair Lawn on Friday morning, 02/10. The damaged bus wound up on the highway’s left shoulder, facing the opposite direction; it was removed from the scene by a hydraulic lift tow truck. A portion of the concrete divider was pushed into the left westbound travel lane, which was closed until a front end loader was able to remove it from the highway. Fair Lawn PD was assisted by a unit from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Paramus PD. An ambulance from Hackensack University Medical Center also responded, as did a NJDOT crew. Traffic through the area was slowed throughout the emergency response period.

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Fair Lawn Police and EMS respond to infant left alone in a vehicle

Fair Lawn Police and EMS respond to infant left alone in a vehicle

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

January 6,2016

the staff of the Ridgewod blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn PD and EMS responded to 22-03 Fair Lawn Avenue (the Dollar Tree store) on Thursday afternoon, 01/05 to investigate a telephoned report of an infant/toddler who had been left alone in a vehicle (a Mazda 6, 4-door sedan with NJ plates) for an extended period of time. The child was evaluated on scene by Fair Lawn EMS and determined to be fine. Fair Lawn PD reportedly contacted the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency with details of the incident. The child was observed being placed in the aforementioned vehicle by an adult male and driven from the scene.

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Pedestrian struck by a school bus while crossing Fair Lawn Avenue late Wednesday afternoon

Pedestrian struck by a school bus

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

December 1,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn PD, EMS and a paramedic unit from The Valley Hospital all rushed to aid an adult male pedestrian who was struck by a school bus while crossing Fair Lawn Avenue near Saddle River Road late Wednesday afternoon, 11/30. The school bus driver remained on the scene and was cooperating with police officers. The condition of the victim and the hospital to which he was transported were not made available at the accident scene.

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Man Falls To His Death In Fair Lawn

Man Falls To His Death In Fair Lawn

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

October 16,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, A man working on a home under construction was killed on Saturday (10/15) morning after he slipped and fell from the roof. The tragedy occurred at 39-05 Vanore Drive, Fair Lawn at approximately 8:15 AM. Fair Lawn PD, EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to a 911 telephone call for help placed by one of the man’s coworkers. Despite a rapid response by emergency personnel, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Members of the victim’s family were notified by police and did respond to the location. Following on site investigations conducted by Fair Lawn PD and the Bergen County Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim’s body was removed from the property just before 11 AM. Decontamination assistance was provided by the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad.

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Fair Lawn police officers investigating a collision between a bicyclist and vehicle at the intersection of Plaza Road and Waverly Avenue

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Fair Lawn police officers investigating a collision between a bicyclist and vehicle at the intersection of Plaza Road and Waverly Avenue

July 27,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn police officers investigating a collision between a bicyclist and vehicle at the intersection of Plaza Road and Waverly Avenue in Fair Lawn that took place shortly before 12:30 PM on Saturday, 7/25. More than one (1) vehicle may have struck the victim, who was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. The victim was reportedly in full cardiac arrest at the scene of the collision. Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation personnel were called to the crash site to assist in the investigation.