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3 injured as Bobcat machine falls through pedestrian bridge in Hawthorne

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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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Hawthorne Police Take 3 into Custody after Traffic Stop

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police took three (3) individuals into custody following a Thursday afternoon, 02/28, traffic stop on Lafayette Avenue at which the stopped vehicle fled after one (1) individual bailed out. Following a brief search of the surrounding area, the fleeing vehicle was found abandoned with its motor running on May Street in Hawthorne, and two (2) additional individuals were taken into custody moments later after being spotted in a nearby Passaic County park by an off duty Newark PD officer. Glen Rock Police and Passaic County Sheriff’s Office units assisted Hawthorne Police with the search for and capture of the fleeing suspects. Police officers on the scene did not say why the three (3) individuals fled traffic stop or what, if any, charges would be filed. A flatbed tow truck removed the impounded vehicle from May Street.

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Hawthorne Police Discover Stabbing Victim in Work Van

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police located a 26- year old male, who had reportedly been stabbed, sitting inside of a dark blue work van displaying NY State commercial license plates parked in the rear of 320 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne shortly before 9 PM on Sunday, 02/10. The victim, who was bleeding from multiple stab wounds, was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. Police on the scene would not say if the victim had been stabbed at the location from which he was transported to the hospital, or at another location. Police were directed to the parked van by a 911 telephone call. Yellow crime scene tape cordoned off the entire parking lot where the van was parked.

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Pedestrian Hit on Goffle Road in Hawthorne Rushed to St. Joseph’s Medical Center

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police Department personnel investigate a serious accident involving a pedestrian on Goffle Road near the southbound exit ramps for Route 208 in Hawthorne on Wednesday evening, 12/19. The victim, an adult male, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center by a Hawthorne EMS ambulance. His condition was reported to be extremely critical.

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SUV Backs Into House in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, A Honda SUV being backed out of a driveway slammed into the front of a 2-family Hawthorne residence shortly after 7 PM on Tuesday, 12/11. Hawthorne Police, Hawthorne Fire, and Hawthorne EMS responded to the incident, which was located in the 100 block of Passaic Avenue at the corner of Loretto Avenue, Hawthorne. The SUV’s female driver complained of a non life threatening back injury and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for evaluation. Moderate structural damage was reported to the struck residence. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked vehicle from the scene.

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

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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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NJT Main Line Trains Delayed Yesterday Afternoon Due to freight train derailment in Hawthorne

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Hawthorne NJ, Track crews from NJ Transit worked late into Thursday night, 11/29, at the scene of a freight train derailment on the Main Line near Loretto Avenue in Hawthorne. According to posted reports, three (3) hopper cars of a seven (7) car freight train derailed shortly after 12 noon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, but plastic material from the cars was said to have spilled onto the tracks. Passenger trains on the Main Line were delayed on the average of 10-15 minutes throughout the day.

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Ridgewood Woman Allegedly Drove into a Hawthorne Car Wash the Wrong Way !

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Hawthorne NJ, Hawthorne Police responded to the Hawthorne Car Wash, 1112 Goffle Road, Hawthorne on Thursday morning around 10:30, 09/13, in response to a 911 telephone call from a car wash employee reporting that a vehicle had been driven into the car wash in the wrong direction, and was now stuck inside.

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Two Hospitalized After Hawthorne Crash

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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.