Ridgewood NJ, An 80-year old male experienced a medical episode which caused him to loose control of his vehicle and crash into an unused building at the Ridgewood train station on Wednesday afternoon, 06/05. The victim refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital and was driven home by a private party. However, the historic building that was struck and the victim’s 4-door sedan both sustained extensive damage. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, Ridgewood Emergency Services and representatives from the Village of Ridgewood’s Building and Engineering Departments all responded to the incident. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked sedan from the scene. North Broad Street in Ridgewood remained closed in both directions while emergency responders worked.
Ridgewood NJ, A FedEx delivery van collided with a Jeep at the intersection of Grove Street and South Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood on Monday afternoon, 03/25. Following impact, the Jeep completely rolled over and subsequently landed upright. It’s lone occupant, an adult female driver, sustained a minor hand injury and was transported by a Ridgewood EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. The FedEx delivery driver was not injured, and his vehicle suffered cosmetic damage only. The Jeep was totaled; it was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Ridgewood Police and Ridgewood Fire Department also responded to the incident.
Ridgewood NJ, Three (3) occupants, including the driver, of a Lexus SUV were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital following a two (2) vehicle, Monday night, 12/03, collision at the intersection of Dayton and Prospect Streets in Ridgewood. All of the victims were adults from the same family. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, Glen Rock EMS, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital responded to aid the victims. The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash, a Nissan Sentra, was uninjured. Both damaged cars were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Ridgewood Fire personnel also attended to a minor crash related fluid spill. No word yet as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.
Glen Rock NJ, October 5 , the Glen Rock Volunteer Fire Department reported that at 0222 hours this morning, GRFD was dispatched for a reported working fire on Sycamore Terrace. On arrival, Chief Jennings and Asst Chief Aguilar made entry into the basement and observed a heavy smoke condition. Engine 833 (Lt Pimlott) established a water supply and stretched a hand line. Ladder 832 (Capt Burbano) assisted with ventilation and overhaul as well as the rescue of two cats from the structure. Special thanks to Ridgewood, Hawthorne, Fair Lawn, Wyckoff and Paramus for invaluable mutual aid assistance.
Ridgewood NJ, On Friday afternoon, 09/28, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, and Ridgewood EMS personnel rushed to aid an adult female driver who ran off the road after experiencing an unknown medical episode. The incident occurred at the intersection of Brookmere Court and North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood. The alert and conscious victim was transported by a Ridgewood EMS ambulance to The Valley Hospital. No other drivers nor pedestrians were injured when the vehicle jumped a curb and mounted a sidewalk.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Fire, and EMS aided two (2) separate seizure victims at the exact same time, and in the same location (Tito’s Burritos Restaurant, 166 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood), on Saturday evening, 08/05. The seizures appeared to have been unrelated, with the exception of occurring at the exact same time and address. One (1) victim sustained a serious head injury after collapsing in a restaurant bathroom; he was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital (a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted with this case). The other victim was evaluated at the scene by Ridgewood EMS personnel and declined ambulance transport. The incident drew a response from eight (8) separate vehicles belonging to Police, Fire department, and/or EMS personnel.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to aid an adult male who reportedly fell off of a NJ Transit bus at the intersection of East Ridgewood and North Pleasant Avenues late Thursday afternoon, 04/27. Preliminary results of an on-scene evaluation conducted by EMTs determined that the victim was apparently uninjured from the fall, but likely highly intoxicated. He was transported by ambulance to The Valley Hospital for further evaluation/examination. The bus was released by Ridgewood PD and continued on its route.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood FD and PD personnel responded to a 911 telephone call reporting a major fluid leak originating from a crane being used by a tree service at 260 The By Way in Ridgewood on Thursday morning, 03/02. Employees of the tree service had adequately controlled the leaking substance prior to the arrival of FD units and no FD action was required.
Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Greenway Road and Highland Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday afternoon, 02/10. Ridgewood firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to free a passenger from a Nissan that was broadsided by a Jeep. Both occupants of the Nissan were transported by separate ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. Ridgewood PD was assisted by Glen Rock PD at the scene. Ridgewood FD and EMS personnel were also put into service, as was a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and removed by a tow truck. Interestingly, the only 911 call reporting the accident was received from an occupant of the Nissan. No one in the neighborhood where the accident occurred called the police to report it, nor did the driver of the Jeep. Go figure.
I agree with the contributors that said Valley was a great source of UNPAID work for the local fire and police. They were constantly being called to Valley for false fire alarms (did they ever get charged after two as a Village resident would be?) And the police and firetrucks suddenly pulling out in order to rush to Valley were in a much greater number at a time than the ambulances. Also, the police and fire had to close and guard the Graydon back parking lot every time an emergency (usually heart) patient was helicoptered in. Valley took all of this for free and made no payments in lieu of taxes. I am sure that Valley contributed in some ways to the community (supporting baseball and other teams for example) but not as much as they cost the town. It’s only in the past few years that we have not collected their garbage and recyclables for free as well. And I’ve certainly seen the town trucks clearing their parking lot and roadways before turning to do the town itself. And they are not far away when they move, as well as maintaining a full (probably no in lieu of taxes with it either) facility at their original spot.