Ridgewood NJ, No injuries were reported following a Wednesday morning, 08/07, two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 northbound in Ridgewood. A white colored SUV involved in the collision wound up impaled on top of the chain link fence of a nearby single family residence. Tow trucks were summoned to removed both wrecks from the scene. Ridgewood Police responded to handle the crash investigation and MVA/property damage reports.
“The average value of a house in Ridgewood is far below what the Council wants to spend on Schedler. I guess the “Council”–who definitely do not listen to “Counsel” feel if they break the remediation (?) Rebuilding into smaller parts people won’t notice that the total cost will be close to, if not over, a million dollars! It has no use–certainly not for the occupants of the greater part of Ridgewood as “You can’t get here from there”–high speed exit from RT 17N with an exit from the parking lot almost on top of it. W. Saddle River Road is extremely narrow, not even wide enough to be legally divided into 2 directions and when RT 17N is blocked by an accident further north–frequently- masses of cars exit from 17 onto it to escape the traffic jams and we residents can barely get onto it without extreme danger of being hit. That is a perfect thing to happen while cars with little kids are being dropped off at the driveway or their parents are trying to get out of the driveway. Disaster Thy Name is SCHEDLER!”
Paramus NJ, Two (2) minor injuries were reported following an early Sunday afternoon, 05/26, crash between a tractor trailer and an SUV on Route 17 southbound in Paramus that resulted in a downed utility pole and partial closure of Route 17 southbound. Paramus Police, Paramus Fire, and Paramus EMS responded to the incident. The tractor trailer’s driver fled the scene of the crash and was still at large late Sunday afternoon. Multiple tow trucks were required to remove the two (2) vehicles involved and the crash related debris. The Bergen County Hazmat Unit was summoned due to a crash related diesel fuel spill. Lane closures were expected to be in effect until sometime Sunday evening to facilitate replacement of the utility pole.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Fire Department personnel assisted Ridgewood Police on Saturday morning, 04/20, by clearing two (2) storm drains on Route 17 southbound near Paramus Road that had caused hazardous flooding on several lanes of the highway after a heavy morning downpour.
Ho Ho Kus NJ, A Wednesday morning, 04/10, multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Route 17 northbound at Hollywood Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus resulted in one (1) personal injury that required ambulance transportation to The Valley Hospital. Two (2) travel lanes of the highway were closed while emergency crews and tow truck operators worked. Three (3) vehicles were removed from the scene by tow trucks. Police reported 6-7 vehicles were involved in the crash. Ho-Ho-Kus Police and Ho-Ho-Kus EMS responded to the incident.
Saddle River NJ, Traffic Alert – Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 6:00AM until 2:00PM, Orange & Rockland Electric will be working on their infrastructure that crosses Route 17 in Saddle River. This is a scheduled repair from one of the earlier emergency events that had closed the highway. This project will result in multiple lane closures on both the northbound and southbound sides. At some points, and for short duration’s, all lanes will be closed in both directions while wires are run across the highway. Expect heavy delays in the area.
Paramus NJ, No injuries were reported following a crash in which a 4-door Nissan Altima slammed into a retail establishment on Route 17 southbound in Paramus on Sunday night, 03/24. An engine compartment fire was triggered by the crash impact; it was quickly extinguished by members of Paramus Fire Department Engine Company #1. Damage to the store, The Loft Furniture Outlet, was cosmetic in nature only. A flatbed tow truck removed the wrecked & charred vehicle from the business’ parking lot. Paramus Police investigated the crash. No word at the scene as to whether any summonses were issued, or if any other vehicles were involved in the mishap.
Paramus NJ, No injuries were reported following a two (2) vehicle crash on Route 17 southbound in Paramus that sent a Subaru SUV sliding into a nearby storefront on Tuesday afternoon, 02/12.. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Paramus Police handled the crash report.
NO!! it’s not the gas station that is the problem, James, it is the building, being constructed on the same lot of the gas station. It blocks the clear site of the entrance into Ridgewood as you are driving down the highway, RT 17. It is dangerous. You no longer can see clearly what is going on with cars exiting that entrance. Cars may crash into you exiting the wrong lane. Also, the gas station lot will be too crowded to safely move your car once you have gotten gas. Damn’t . The new Dunkin Donuts makes it dangerous for anyway going into that lot. I am talkin about the entrance into Ridgewood into Franklin Tpke after a Park and Ride where they are constructing a huge drive-in Dunkin Donuts. Read Friday’s Ridgewood News. First it was going to be a seven -eleven. NO matter what it is the building blinds the site of drivers who want to enter into Ridgewood. The town approved that construction because they do not care about the safety of people. Only about money.
For years ,since 1978 when I moved here, there was only a gas station there. Then it was not crowded and safe. Now on the highway it is a death trap to enter into Ridgewood because you are blinded by the building and getting gas will be dangerous because too crowded with Dunkin drivers. The lot of the SHell station was small to begin with.
Paramus NJ, No injuries were reported following the crash of a 4-door sedan into the storefront of Capitol Lighting, 75 Route 17 North, Paramus on Tuesday evening, 11/27. According to Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg, who was on the scene, the sedan’s adult female driver lost control of her vehicle while attempting to make a U turn in the parking lot. The crash impact caused moderate damage to the building’s façade and scattered several lighting fixtures about a small area of the store’s interior. A Borough of Paramus building inspector was summoned to evaluate the structure’s integrity. The damaged vehicle was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.