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Runaway Dump Truck Ends Up in Ridgewood Back Yard

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police Patrol Officer Jack Knudsen was assigned to investigate a Wednesday morning, 09/05, crash in which the driver of landscaping company’s dump truck lost control of the vehicle, which then veered off the roadway, down an embankment, over a retaining wall, and into a children’s backyard swing set before it came to a stop. Remarkably, there were no reported injuries in the incident. A heavy duty tow truck equipped with a hydraulic crane removed the dump truck and its attached trailer from their predicament. Officer Knudsen noted that the accident caused damage at two (2) properties at the accident site (Beechwood Road and Palmer Court). He would not comment as to the nature of summonses issued, if any. Ridgewood Fire Department and Ridgewood EMS also responded to the incident.