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Crash Sends SUV to Bottom of a Roadside Embankment in Paramus

photo courtesy Boyd Loving’s Facebook

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, No injuries were reported following an early Monday afternoon, 11/05, rollover crash on Paramus Road, Paramus near Route 4. Paramus Police and Paramus Fire Department responded to the incident. A heavy duty wrecker was required to hoist the vehicle from its post crash resting place at the bottom of a roadside embankment. Police at the scene did not say whether any summonses were issued to the vehicle’s adult male driver.

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Paramus Route 4 Vitamin Shoppe Slammed by Car

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

February 28,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood Blog

Paramus NJ, The adult male driver of a 4-door passenger sedan sustained a minor arm injury during a crash in which his vehicle collided with another and veered off of Route 4 westbound near Spring Valley Road in Paramus before slamming into a retail establishment (The Vitamin Shoppe). No injuries were reported by the store’s occupants nor by the adult male driver of the other vehicle. The injured driver refused ambulance transportation to a local hospital. A building inspector was called to determine whether the store, located at 134 Route 4 West, Paramus, could be reoccupied prior to repairs being made. The passenger sedan was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Paramus Police, EMS, and Paramus Rescue Squad’s Chief responded to the incident.

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Paramus Police Department Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown August 18 thru September 4

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The Paramus Police Department is cracking down August 18 thru September 4

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of National Campaign

August 27,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ,  Police agencies from around New Jersey are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2017 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 18 and concludes on September 4. During the campaign, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols targeting motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement backed up by educational activities including national radio and television advertisements, posters, banners and mobile video display signs. The campaign looks to curtail impaired driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

“Despite years of enforcement and public awareness efforts, too many people still make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while impaired. Nearly 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey are alcohol related,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “This is a zero tolerance campaign. If drivers are caught operating their vehicle while impaired they will be arrested,” he added.

As part of the initiative, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety provides grants to local police agencies throughout the state to run the two-week campaign. During last year’s crackdown, participating agencies made 1,649 DWI arrests.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2017 crackdown offer the following advice:

• If you plan to drink, designate a driver, someone who will not drink alcohol, before going out.
• Take mass transit, a taxi or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
• Spend the night where the activity is held.
• Always buckle up, every ride, regardless of your seating position in the vehicle. It’s your best defense against an impaired driver.
• If you’re intoxicated and traveling on foot, the safest way to get home is to take a cab or have a sober friend or family member drive you to your doorstep

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Tractor Trailer Rollover Impacts Christmas Shoppers Using Route 17 and Route 4

Tractor Trailer Rollover Impacts Christmas Shoppers Using Route 17 and Route 4

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Tractor Trailer Rollover Impacts Christmas Shoppers Using Route 17 and Route 4
December 22,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, A flatbed tractor trailer carrying building materials rolled over on Route 4 Westbound after exiting the ramp from Route 17 Southbound on Thursday morning, 12/22. The truck driver was uninjured in the mishap. Local lanes of Route 4 Westbound were closed between Route 17 Southbound and the Garden State Parkway until the scene was cleared of the wrecked vehicle and debris. Response by Paramus PD, Paramus EMS, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, NJ State Police, and NJDOT.

Paramus Police :The ramp from route 17 south to route 4 west is closed. Local lanes of Route 4 westbound will be closed, at route 17.Local lanes of Route 4 westbound will be closed until further 3:30 pm.

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Major Crash on Rout 17 South takes out Utility Pole

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Major Crash on Rout 17 South takes out Utility Pole
July 07,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, The male driver of a 4-door Toyota Corolla was transported by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center’s main campus following a rollover crash on Route 17 southbound near Route 4 at approximately 10:00 AM on this Friday morning,

 

The crash severed a utility pole, knocking out phone and electric service to a nearby Porcelanosa tile showroom. The right shoulder and two (2) travel lanes of Route 17 southbound were closed due to the incident. The Corolla was removed by a flatbed tow truck. Paramus PD, EMS and FD Companies 2 & 4 responded to the incident. NJDOT crews assisted in blocking traffic lanes. PSE&G crews arrived at approximately 10:45 AM to attend to the utility pole issues.