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Motorcyclist Sustained Non Life Threatening Injuries after colliding with a Car in Glen Rock

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A motorcyclist sustained non life threatening injuries after colliding with a passenger vehicle at the intersection of Beekman Place and Prospect Street, Glen Rock on Friday morning, 01/04. Glen Rock Police and Glen Rock EMS rushed to aid the adult male victim. He was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. Both vehicles involved in the crash were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Glen Rock Police reportedly issued one (1) crash related summons.

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Shooting in Bogota Leaves One Dead

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Bogota NJ, Acting Prosecutor Dennis Calo announces the following information:

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Bogota Police Department, and other local agencies are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning, December 12, 2018, in Bogota, NJ.  

At approximately 1:43 a.m., the Bogota Police Department received a 9-1-1 call of shots fired outside Buddy’s Bar, 13 East Fort Lee Road, Bogota, NJ.  Officers from the Bogota, Teaneck, and Ridgefield Park Police Departments responded to the scene, where they found a 28-year-old male on the front lawn of a nearby house, 286 Leonia Avenue, Bogota, suffering from a single gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects fled the scene.  The investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released at a later time. 

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Multi Car Collision Send Two to Hackensack Medical Center

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

June 13,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Glen Rock NJ, A three (3) vehicle, Tuesday afternoon, 06/12, collision on Route 208 southbound in Glen Rock resulted in two (2) injuries that required ambulance transport to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus. Three (3) wrecked vehicles were removed from the highway by flatbed tow trucks. Glen Rock Police and EMS responded. A Hawthorne Police patrol unit assisted with traffic control.

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SUV hit a utility pole head on Route 17 northbound near Kalisa Way, Paramus

SUV hit a utility pole head on Route 17 northbound near Kalisa Way, Paramus

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

March 15,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus Police, Fire Department, and EMS personnel responded to a Wednesday evening, 03/14, crash on Route 17 northbound near Kalisa Way, Paramus, in which an SUV hit a utility pole head on. The vehicle’s driver was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Center’s main campus. A paramedic unit from The Valley Hospital assisted Paramus EMTs with patient care. The force of the collision caused a pole mounted electric transformer to fall into a nearby parking lot. Traffic on Route 17 in both directions was slowed considerably until the wrecked vehicle was removed from the roadway by a flatbed tow truck. A PSE&G Electric Division employee was observed on the scene assessing damage to the electric distribution system equipment.

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Collision at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Walnut Street in Washington Township

Washington Twp car crash

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

March 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, One (1) person was transported to a local hospital following a two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Walnut Street in Washington Township on Monday afternoon, 03/20. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township PD, Westwood EMS, and a paramedic unit from Hackensack University Medical Center North responded to the incident. Injuries to the victim, an adult female, appeared to have been non life threatening.

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Paramus Truck Accident Shuts Down Route 17 during the Wednesday Morning Rush

Paramus Truck Accident Shuts Down Route 17 during the Wednesday Morning Rush

February 23,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ , Route 17 was closed in both directions between Century Rd and the Rochelle Park Border yesterday during the morning rush do to a massive truck accident.

After a truck swerved to avoid another disabled tractor tailer on 17 northbound, dislodging a steal beam into the southbound roadway damaging two oncoming cars.

One driver sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and was removed from the vehicle and transported to Hackensack University Medical Center.

Paramus Police were dispatched to the crash at 5:47 a.m. The southbound lanes were open by 7:40 a.m. and the southbound lanes were opened at 9:45 a.m.

The accident is under investigation by the Paramus Police Traffic Division and the New Jersey State Police Commercial Carrier Safety Inspection Unit.

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Ridgewood Emergency Services : “pedestrian struck” at the intersection of Godwin Avenue and Sherman Place

Ridgewood Emergency Services : "pedestrian struck"

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September 24,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS units responded to a reported “pedestrian struck” at the intersection of Godwin Avenue and Sherman Place on the evening of Saturday, 09/23. EMS & FD personnel, with the assistance of a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital, attended to an adult male who was critically injured in the incident. He was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s (HUMC) main campus. A second patient, a young female, sustained only minor injuries, but was also transported by ambulance to a hospital. Godwin Avenue between West Ridgewood Avenue and Ackerman Avenue remained closed as of 2130 hours due to an on-going accident investigation in connection with the incident.

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Reader says ,Valley in Ridgewood has already lost – Hackensack is the regional hospital of choice

Valley has already lost – Hackensack is the regional hospital of choice. Valley (and their arrogant supporters) just seem to want to win their battle with Ridgewood. Fact is, in order to have had any shot against Hackensack, they needed to have finished this expansion years ago but they’re still battling that handful of pesky neighbors that don’t know what’s good for them.

Next up – Real Estate Taxes!

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Ridgewood Lax Player Recovering Well From Adam’s Apple Surgery

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June 12,2016

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Ridgewood NJ,as previously reported a Ridgewood High School sophomore LAX player is recovering well from a Friday procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center after being hit in the neck with a lacrosse ball. Ridgewood High School’s Jack Kennedy was in the ICU after a procedure that repaired his cracked Adam’s apple and three other fractures in his throat, according to his aunt, Laurie Alessi of Ridgewood.

Laurie Alessi gave this update on Facebook :  “Dr was in and although he is progressing he is still very internally swollen and bruised. Drainage tube is out. Vocal chord still not moving but his voice is actually ok. Time will tell on that. Not much can be done about that right now . He can talk but isn’t supposed to for at least a week preferably 2 to aid in the swelling coming down. Imagine a 16 year old not talking! He isn’t where he needs to be in order to come home safely. So we are looking at Wednesday now. Not what we were hoping for but better to be here and be safe than sorry. Keep those prayers coming thank u for the outpouring of love we have received this past week. We truly appreciate everything everyone has done for our family ! Way to many names to list!”  

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Hackensack University Medical Center delivers First Zika Baby

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June 1,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Hackensack NJ, According to the Bergen Record , “A 31-year-old woman from Honduras, a nation ravaged by the Zika virus, gave birth to a baby suffering from the devastating effects of the virus on Tuesday at Hackensack University Medical Center, the first apparent case in the tri-state area, her physician said.”

It is believed the mother contracted the disease in Honduras after being bitten by a mosquito early in her pregnancy, and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed she was infected with the Zika virus, according to Dr. Manny Alvarez, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Hackensack.

Dr. Alvarez said that the baby delivered by Cesarean-section on Tuesday suffered from low birth weight and severe microcephaly, in which the baby’s head is smaller than expected. This condition can lead to seizures, developmental delays, hearing loss and severe mental disabilities. The baby was also born with intestinal issues and visual issues,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has previously issued a travelers alert for Honduras.

According to the CDC website a total of 591 cases of Zika virus have been reported in the United States, including 14 in New Jersey and 127 in New York, and in each case the victims contracted the virus while travelling abroad.