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Vehicle Crash on North Van Dien Takes Out Traffic Light

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Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a Sunday afternoon, 05/19, two (2) vehicle, injury-free crash at the intersection of North Van Dien and Linwood Avenues, Ridgewood that took down a traffic light stanchion. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire, Ridgewood EMS, and Ridgewood Emergency Services all responded to the incident. Ambulances traveling to and from The Valley Hospital’s emergency room were re-routed until the stanchion was replaced.

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The Valley Hospital Earns an “A” for Patient Safety

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital is proud to have been recognized with an “A” grade for patient safety for the fourteenth time from The Leapfrog Group‘s Spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. Valley was one of 832 hospitals—or the top third—to receive an “A,” ranking it among the safest hospitals in the United States. Valley was the only hospital in Bergen County to receive this prestigious distinction. 

The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care. 

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Wednesday Morning Rollover 17 Southbound in Waldwick

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Waldwick NJ, according to the Northwest Bergen Mutual Aid Association this morning at 6:15 am the Waldwick Fire Department was dispatched to a reported rollover on Route 17 southbound. Chief Mike Ferrara arrived to find a car on its side against the bridge that spans over Sheridan Avenue. There were many motorists that had stopped to assist and were holding up the car to prevent it from rolling back over. Chief Ferrara ordered the Rescue Jacks off Rescue 642 to be placed into service immediately to secure the vehicle. Meanwhile the crew from Squad 634 assisted in putting the Hurst tools into service to free the victim who was trapped in the vehicle. With multiple tools working the victim was freed from the car very quickly and was treated by an ALS & BLS unit from the Valley Hospital. An excellent job by all who responded.

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Wednesday morning multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Route 17 northbound in Ho-Ho-Kus Sends One to Valley Hospital

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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.

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Pedestrian Hit In Cross Walk in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Ridgewood Police report that on March 19th patrol units were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and North Maple Avenue. Upon arrival the pedestrian was treated for minor injuries and transported by ambulance to the Valley Hospital. The driver of the vehicle involved was issued a summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

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Medevac Helicopter Touches Down at Vets Field

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Ridgewood NJ, on Wednesday around 4pm a Medevac helicopter touched down at Veterans Field in Ridgewood , to deliver a patient from the Valley Hospital to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia .

Ridgewood Police , Fire and Emergency Services were on the scene and the patient was delivered to the Medevac by a Valley Hospital Specialty Care Transport Unit .

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Former New Jersey Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse Found Shot to Death

Former priest John Capparelli in an undated photo. (NJ.com and The Star-Ledger file) 

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Ridgewood NJ, On Saturday, John Capparelli a former Ridgewood priest was found fatally shot in his home in Nevada, and the authorities there said that his death was being investigated as a homicide.The former New Jersey priest was shot dead in his Nevada home just a month after his name appeared on a list of Garden State priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, authorities said. Allegations of sexual abuse trailed John Capparelli, a former priest, for decades, resurfacing in the years after the Archdiocese of Newark removed him from ministry.

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Infant Rushed to Valley Hospital After Beating

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Ridgewood NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of TRAVIS WEBER (DOB: 02/10/1991; single; unemployed) of New Milford, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the New Milford Police Department under the direction of Officer-In-Charge Kevin Keine.

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Driver Losing Control and Hits Tree in Twp. of Washington

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Twp of Washington NJ, The adult male driver of a Honda Pilot lost control of his vehicle and slammed head on into a tree in front of 100 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township on Saturday afternoon, 02/02. A Westwood EMS ambulance crew performed an on site patient evaluation, and then transported him to The Valley Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. The wrecked SUV was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township Police handled the accident investigation. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and the victim was alone in his vehicle.

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Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated crash victim

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Fair Lawn NJ, Fair Lawn Police officers resuscitated the victim of a crash in which a passenger vehicle jumped a curb and hit the TD Bank branch located at 23-40 Maple Avenue, Fair Lawn on Thursday morning, 01/17. The victim was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center with the assistance of a paramedic team from St. Joe’s. A BLS ambulance from The Valley Hospital provided the transport. The passenger vehicle involved, a bright yellow SUV, was removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Damage to the bank appeared to have been limited to accouterments outside of the main structure.