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Twp of Washington Fire Department Responds to 4th of July Garden State Parkway Fire

photos courtesy of the Twp. of Washington Fire Department

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Twp of Washington NJ, onn July 4th the Twp of Washington Fire Department responded to a hybrid car fire. Paramus Fire helped out with an assist with water.

The Garden State Parkway does not have a water source on it ( no fire hydrants ), so fire fighters rely strictly on tank water that comes on the engines.

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State Police Investigate Fatal Crash that Killed Four on the Garden State Parkway

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Dover Township NJ, The New Jersey State Police are investigating a two-car crash that killed Kevin Quispe-Prieto, 21, of Beachwood, N.J., Jimmy Quispe-Prieto, 23, Victor Lugo, 24, and Robert Ordenana, 23, all of Lakewood, N.J., earlier this morning in Dover Township, Ocean County.

At 2:50 a.m., troopers responded to the report of a crash involving a sedan and a tanker truck southbound on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 81.5. Based on the preliminary investigation, Kevin Quispe-Prieto was driving an Infiniti G37 sedan in the right lane when he struck the rear of the truck. As a result of the collision, all four occupants sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the truck sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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Reader says NJ Ez pass is a scam

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NJ Ez pass is a scam. My personal experience (I have ny account take was issued before nj had the ezpass ). My account has always been in good standing, automatic credit card reimbursement, etc. I have 4 current tags. I put a tag in my newly obtained vehicle with out of state plates while it was here for a month. The garden state parkway toll in wash twps said “tag not read”. To avoid issues, that plate was added to the account 15 minutes later. I received a violation notice (despite meeting all the criteria for NOT being a violation) demanding 1.50 toll and $50 administration fee. I replied as requested online, on the phone, and using their automated system 11 times. They kept sending their lying bs notice. I finally had the last clerk on the phone admit that “their new system was having problems “. I paid the 1.50 toll with a credit card, and made it clear if she tried to ding me the 50 I would dispute the charge and suggest that the local us attorney investigate their practices. Apparently that is how NJ tries to strong arm payments that ate NOT due from unsuspecting motorists who think they may have a registration revoked (it’s not possible ). NJ EZ pass is a corrupt organization (based on my personal experience) and should be investigated. If it was a private company the executives would be indicted for mail fraud wire fraud and corruption for extorting money from motorists that is not due.

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Multiple injuries reported in a two vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in Paramus

Multiple injuries reported in a two vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway in Paramus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

September 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Multiple injuries were reported in a two (2) vehicle crash on the Garden State Parkway northbound at mile marker 164.3, Paramus on Thursday afternoon, 09/14. Paramus Police and EMS responded along with a NJ State Trooper from the Troop D, Bloomfield based barracks. One (1) vehicle wound up off of the roadway in the grassy center median. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecked vehicles from the highway.

 

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Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

Garden State Parkway Southbound Rollover Crash in Hillsdale

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

July 2,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hillsdale NJ, A Saturday evening, 07/01, rollover crash on the Garden State Parkway southbound at mile marker 167.9 in Hillsdale brought out first responders from Washington Township and Hillsdale as well as the NJ State Police. It appeared as though the driver of the rolled over vehicle, an SUV, walked away from the crash with non life threatening injuries.

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Garden State Parkway Crash Leaves Car on shoulder of Route 4 westbound

Garden State Parkway Crash

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

April 24,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, A Honda SUV traveling southbound on the Garden State Parkway (GSP) near Route 4 in Paramus on Sunday evening, 04/23, careened off of the roadway’s right shoulder, down a steep embankment, and wound up on the grassy shoulder of Route 4 westbound near an entrance ramp to the GSP southbound. Witnesses reported that the vehicle completely flipped over at least once during the crash. Paramus PD, FD, EMS, and Rescue Squad personnel all responded to aid the driver, who was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) main campus with life threatening injuries. A paramedic team from HUMC also responded to the scene. The crash is being investigated by a trooper from the New Jersey State Police GSP Patrol Division, Bloomfield Barracks.

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Route 17 to be Closed in Both Directions from 12am to 4am Friday September 4th in Paramus at Garden State Parkway Entrance

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Fri 9/4 from 12:01A until 4A – RTE 17 CLOSED – Both Directions: for GS Parkway work. Detours posted.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the New Jersey State Department of Transportation advise that Route 17 at the Garden State Parkway (Paramus) will be closed in both directions on Friday morning, September 4th, from 12:01 a.m. until 4 a.m. due to the ongoing Garden State Parkway Interchange 163 Improvement Project.

The detour will be via Farview Avenue between Century Road and Midland Avenue in both directions.

There will be lane closures starting at 9 p.m. on Thursday, September 3rd, until 6 a.m. Friday morning, September 4th. Also, expect exit ramp closures on the parkway at Exit 163 in both directions during the full closure of Route 17.

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New Jersey Ghost: ‘Parkway Phantom’ Haunts New Jersey’s Famous Garden State Parkway

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April 26,2015

If you’re ever taking a nighttime drive along New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway, keep your eyes peeled as you approach Exit 82, and with any luck — or maybe lack of it — you’ll see one of New Jersey’s most often seen ghosts, the “Parkway Phantom.”According to Asbury Park Press, many of New Jersey’s “most notable ghosts,” such as the Parkway Phantom, are said to haunt the realms of New Jersey’s roads and highways, likely because that’s where the human vessel the ghost once occupied experienced some dire trauma, leaving its body no longer working or, in other words, dead.

New Jersey motorists have been reporting roadside apparitions and highway ghosts like the Parkway Phantom for decades, the ghosts apparently having no choice but to wander the area of road where their death occurred. Perhaps they don’t realize, or understand, that their turn at life has come to a traumatic halt, and no matter how much they wave and try to flag down the help of passing New Jersey motorists, their transition to ghost has put hope out of reach.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2045473/new-jersey-ghost-parkway-phantom-haunts-new-jerseys-famous-garden-state-parkway/#tIQjGyk0xLmZSU4M.99