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3 injured as Bobcat machine falls through pedestrian bridge in Hawthorne

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A small bobcat front end loader being used to remove snow from a pedestrian bridge over Route 208 in Hawthorne fell through the concrete bridge surface onto the highway below on Monday morning, 03/04. The operator of the front end loader, a Borough of Hawthorne employee, and an occupant of a work van traveling on the highway were both seriously injured in the mishap. Route 208 northbound was closed indefinitely between Utter Avenue and Goffle Road in Hawthorne, Hawthorne Police , EMS and Fire Department units responded and were assisted by Glen Rock PD, and Wyckoff Fire Department. NJDOT representatives were also at the scene.

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Ridgewood , Hawthorne and Fair Lawn Fire Departments Assist Glen Rock Fire Department for Basement Fire in Glen Rock

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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.

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Hawthorne Police Cruiser Involved in Collision on Diamond Bridge Avenue and Goffle Road

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A two (2) vehicle Saturday afternoon, 12/01, crash involving a marked Hawthorne Police Department vehicle resulted in the drivers of both vehicles being transported to local hospitals by ambulances. The collision occurred at the intersection of Diamond Bridge Avenue and Goffle Road shortly before 2 PM and sent one (1) of the vehicles down an embankment into a section of the nearby Goffle Brook County Park. Hawthorne EMS and Hawthorne Fire Department also responded to the incident. Both wrecked vehicles were removed from the scene by flatbed tow trucks. Unofficial reports are that the injuries to both the police officer and other driver were non life threatening in nature. A utility pole was also damaged in the crash; a PSE&G was on the scene minutes after the impact evaluating its condition.

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Chemical Spill Reported at Glen Rock Police Headquarters

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

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.

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High School Football Game Unaffected by Chlorine Gas Leak at a Fair Lawn Water Department Water Department

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Fire department and Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue units were dispatched to investigate a significant leak involving two (2) large steel cylinders containing chlorine gas at a Fair Lawn Water Department water treatment facility late Saturday morning, 09/15. Bergen County HazMat, Hawthorne Fire Department, and an ambulance from Saddle Brook were also on the scene at 9-14 Cadmus Place, Fair Lawn until the leak was contained. No injuries were reported, nor were there any evacuations ordered of area homes. A high school football game being played directly across the street from the plant was also unaffected by the gas release.

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Two Hospitalized After Hawthorne Crash

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, Two (2) vehicles collided at the intersection of Goffle Road and Warburton Avenue, Hawthorne early Tuesday evening, 09/11. Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire Department, and Hawthorne EMS responded to aid at least two (2) individuals who were injured in the crash. One (1) accident victim, suspected of driving under the influence, was expected to be taken into custody by Hawthorne Police following his/her discharge from the hospital. Hawthorne Fire Department personnel assisted in extricating one (1) individual from a 4-door Volkswagen Jetta that sustained heavy front end damage, and attended to a crash related fluid spill. A flatbed tow truck removed both wrecks from the roadway.

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A Runaway Dump Truck Crashes into a Single Family Home in Hawthorne

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June 19,2018

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Hawthorne NJ, A runaway dump truck in reverse crashed into a single family home on Sunrise Drive in Hawthorne shortly after 12 noon on Monday, 06/18. No injuries were reported related to the impact, but Hawthorne EMS treated at least one (1) civilian and one (1) firefighter at the scene for heat exhaustion. Hawthorne Fire Department was assisted by the Paterson Fire Department USAR team. Hawthorne Police and Hawthorne EMS also responded. Damage to the home was severe in nature. Fire Department crews had to remove a section of the home’s roof in order to free the dump truck so that it could be towed away.

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Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS units respond to SUV Rollover Crash Monday Morning on Goffle Road

Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS

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April 10,2018

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Hawthorne NJ,  Hawthorne Police, Fire Department , and EMS units responded to assist the adult female driver of a Cadillac SUV that crashed and rolled over onto its roof near 1093 Goffle Road, Hawthorne on Monday morning, 04/09. The crash occurred at approximately 6:20 AM and resulted in the temporary closure of Goffle Road in both directions between Rock Road and Route 208 in Hawthorne. The victim was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. Her injuries appeared to have been non life threatening. A flatbed tow truck righted and removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene. Hawthorne Fire Engine Company #1 and Rescue Company #5 personnel were on the scene.

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Garbage truck crashed into a wooded area of Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne after losing its brakes on nearby MacFarlan Avenue

Hawthorne Fire Department

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April 4,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A garbage truck crashed into a wooded area of Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne after losing its brakes while descending a steep hill on nearby MacFarlan Avenue. The truck’s driver, who was rescued from the wreck by a Hawthorne police officer, sustained serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. A paramedic team from St. Joseph’s assisted Hawthorne EMTs with patient evaluation and care. Hawthorne Fire Department attended to a crash related fluid leak and remained on standby at the scene until the vehicle was safely removed by two (2) heavy duty tow trucks.

 

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Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

Crash Shuts Down Route 208 in Hawthorne

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March 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hawthorne NJ, A Tuesday night, 03/20, rollover crash involving two (2) vehicles on Route 208 northbound near Lincoln Avenue in Hawthorne caused a temporary closure of the highway and resulted in two (2) individuals being transported by ambulance to the hospital. Hawthorne Police, Fire department, and EMS personnel responded and were assisted with traffic control by police officers from Glen Rock Police and Ridgewood Police. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted Hawthorne EMTs with patient evaluation. Injuries to both victims appeared to have been non life threatening. The rolled over vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.