Glen Rock NJ, Two (2) individuals were seriously injured in a head on motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Rock Road, Glen Rock in the early morning hours of Saturday, 07/13. Both victims were transported by ambulances to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Lincoln Avenue was closed between Rock Road and Van Winkle Avenue, Hawthorne for an extended period during a post accident investigation and clean up process. Glen Rock Police was assisted by Hawthorne Police and Ridgewood Police at the scene. A crash related vehicle fire was extinguished by Glen Rock Fire; Hawthorne FD also aided in fire suppression efforts. Glen Rock EMS and and hospital based paramedic teams also responded to the incident. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation Crime Scene Unit helped collected visual and physical evidence at the scene. Both vehicles involved in the crash, a Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 4-door Nissan Sedan, were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.
Glen Rock NJ, An adult male was struck and killed by a Hoboken bound New Jersey Transit passenger train at the Main Line Train Station in Glen Rock on Saturday afternoon, 07/13. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Motor vehicle traffic was diverted away from New Jersey Transit’s Main Line’s Rock Road, Glen Rock grade level crossing during the subsequent police investigation, which was conducted by officers of the New Jersey Transit Police Department. Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire, and Glen Rock EMS also responded to the incident, as did a representative of the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office.
Glen Rock NJ, Shortly after 9:30 PM on Thursday, 05/16, Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock Fire Department responded to a 911 telephone call reporting that a U-Haul rental truck had struck a gas station building at 390 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock. First arriving units quickly determined that no one was injured in the mishap, and that damage to the gas station itself was very minimal. However, the truck’s drive shaft was severely damaged rendering the vehicle completely unmovable. A heavy duty tow truck was used extricate the rental vehicle from its post crash resting position and remove it from the scene. No word as to whether the driver would be responsible for towing charges and damages incurred to the vehicle.
Glen Rock NJ, Flames completely engulfed a van used to transport school children just moments after all of the children and their driver had been safely evacuated to a nearby strip mall on Thursday afternoon, 01/24. The raging fire was extinguished by members of Fair Lawn Fire Department Fire Companies 2 & 4, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Bergen County Hazmat, Glen Rock Police , Glen Rock Fire Department, and Fair Lawn Fire Department also responded to the incident which was located in the parking lot of an office building at 266 Harristown Road, Glen Rock.
Glen Rock NJ,A Thursday evening, 12/06, basement fire in a single family home located at 562 South Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, injured at least one (1) firefighter and required the services of several neighboring fire departments to extinguish. Glen Rock Fire Department was assisted by personnel from Ridgewood Fire Department , Fair Lawn Fire Department , and Hawthorne Fire Department at the scene. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock EMS also responded. The cause and exact origin of the blaze is currently under investigation.
Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Fire Department and Hawthorne Fire Department personnel rushed to Glen Rock Police Department headquarters, 1 Harding Plaza, Glen Rock on Thursday afternoon, 10/11, in response to a possible chemical spill within the building. Firefighters dressed in protective gear entered the building and removed at least two (2) containers of an unknown substance(s) found in a mechanical room. Glen Rock Police Lieutenant Frank Riggio stated that there were no injuries reported in the incident. He also said that it appeared as if one or more of the containers found by firefighters may have been leaking, causing the odor which triggered a phone call for Fire Department assistance.
Glen Rock NJ , A fast moving 4-door Mercedes sedan mounted a curb in Glen Rock’s main business district and slammed into the front of Francesca’s Brick Oven Pizza located at 234 Rock Road early Wednesday afternoon, 10/03. Personnel from Glen Rock Police, Glen Rock Fire Department, Fair Lawn Fire Department, and Hackensack University Medical Center rushed to aid Mercedes’ adult male driver, and an adult male pedestrian who was grazed by the vehicle after it mounted the sidewalk. Both victims refused ambulance transportation. No one inside the business was injured in the incident. The vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. A building inspector tagged the damaged pizzeria as “unsafe for human occupancy.”
Glen Rock NJ, Members of Glen Rock Fire Department extinguished a small dumpster fire at 50 Chadwick Place, Glen Rock on Tuesday afternoon, 08/07. No injuries were reported. Glen Rock Police also responded.
Glen Rock NJ, Glen Rock Fire Department responded to a single family home on Austin Place, Glen Rock on Friday afternoon, 08/03 in response to a 911 telephone call reporting a tree falling through the lower roof of an occupied home. No injuries were reported in the incident, but the occupants of the home were asked to evacuate the structure. Glen Rock Police also responded, as did Hawthorne Fire Engine Company #4.