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Notorious Washington Avenue Hill in Washington Township Claims Another Truck

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

the staff of the Ridgewood bog

Washington Twp NJ, The back end of a flatbed truck loaded with approximately 10,000 pounds of granite wound up in a roadside ditch following an injury free Thursday afternoon, 09/13, collision on the notorious Washington Avenue hill in Washington Township. Washington Township Police responded to investigate the incident. Eastbound and westbound traffic was blocked on the hill until the stuck vehicle was safely removed. No word as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the crash.

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Downed Tree Takes Out Electric Lines and Communications Cables in Washington Township

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, Washington Township Police and Washington Township Fire Department personnel responded to utility emergency involving a downed tree onto high tension electric lines and communications cables in the 700 block of Wearimus Road, Washington Township on Monday afternoon, 08/13. The fallen tree completely blocked the heavily traveled roadway necessitating detours be put into place by Hillsdale Police, Ho-Ho-Kus Police, and Washington Township Police. No injuries were reported in the incident, but many electric & communications services subscribers in the area were negatively impacted.

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Three Injured in Crash in Washington Twp

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

May 31st , 2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, A four (4) vehicle, Wednesday afternoon, 05/30, collision at the intersection of Van Emburgh Avenue and Washington Avenue in Washington Township resulted in three (3) non life threatening injuries. All three (3) victims were transported by ambulances to The Valley Hospital. Two (2) flatbed tow trucks were required to remove the wrecked vehicles from the busy intersection. Washington Township Police, EMS, and Fire Department personnel responded along with an ambulance from Hackensack University Medical Center’s north campus.

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Pedestrian Hit Sustain Serious Injury on Beechwood Drive in Washington Township

photos by Boyd Loving’s Facebook Page

April 14,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, Washington Township Police  investigated a serious vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that took place in the 300 block of Beechwood Drive, Washington Township late Friday evening, 04/13. The victim was transported by ambulance for a short distance, then taken by helicopter to a trauma center. Washington Township EMS and Fire Department personnel were also called into service, as was a paramedic team from a nearby hospital. The victim reportedly sustained a serious head injury. Washington Township Police officers were observed interviewing the driver of the vehicle involved, who remained at the scene.

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Second time this week, an inexperienced tractor trailer driver was unable to safely negotiate a steep hill on Washington Avenue in Washington Township

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December 15,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, For the second time in less than one (1) week, an inexperienced tractor trailer driver was unable to safely negotiate a steep hill on Washington Avenue in Washington Township, requiring Washington Township Police to close a portion of the busy roadway on Thursday morning, 12/14, until the rig could be removed. Following consultation with an officer from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Police Services, Traffic Division, Washington Township PD issued two (2) summonses to the rig’s driver. After issuing the summonses, patrol officers directed the truck’s driver to turn around in a nearby cul-de-sac in order to safely re-enter Washington Avenue. However, the driver was unable to successfully complete the turn around maneuver and the rig became stuck in a pile of snow covered leaves. A heavy duty wrecker was then summoned to free the truck from its predicament.

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Tractor Trailer Jackknifes on Washington Avenue in Washington Township

Tractor Trailer Jackknifes on Washington Avenue in Washington Township

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

December 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, An inexperienced tractor trailer driver was unable to negotiate a steep portion of Washington Avenue west of Van Emburgh Avenue in Washington Township on Tuesday afternoon, 12/12 and lost control of the rig while trying to back down the hill. Washington Township Police responded and issued multiple summonses to the driver and impounded the rig for being unregistered and uninsured. A heavy duty tow truck driver freed the rig from its predicament before towing it to the impound yard. No one was injured in the incident.

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No injuries Reported Vehicle Careened off of East Glen Avenue in Washington Township

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook

November 16,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, No injuries were reported by the lone occupant of a passenger vehicle that careened off of East Glen Avenue in Washington Township on Wednesday evening, 11/15, across the lawns of two (2) homes, through a picket fence, and into the back yard of a house located on nearby Madeline Court. The vehicle was winched out of its predicament and removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township Police responded to the incident.

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Car Caught in Open Manhole on Linwood Ave in Washington Twp

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

November 3,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, No injuries were reported by the occupants of a Volkswagen Jetta that wound up in an open manhole near 1115 Linwood Avenue, Washington Township on Thursday afternoon, 11/02. Linwood Ave had recently been repaved.The manhole cover had flipped off after being run over by a beverage delivery truck. The Jetta sustained only minor cosmetic damage in the incident. It was freed from its predicament by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township Police and Paramus Police units responded. The manhole cover was replaced by several patrol officers.

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Washington Township Crash Friday morning leaves One with Minor Injuries

Washington Township PD and EMS

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April 29,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Township NJ ,The resultant force of a two (2) vehicle crash sent one (1) vehicle up onto the lawn of a home at 575 Washington Avenue, Washington Township on Friday morning, 04/28. Washington Township PD and EMS responded to the incident. One (1) driver, an adult male, complained of minor injuries and was evaluated on the scene by EMTs, but refused ambulance transport to a hospital. The other driver, also an adult male, was not injured. Both wrecked vehicles were removed by flatbed tow trucks. No word as to whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.

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Collision at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Walnut Street in Washington Township

Washington Twp car crash

photo courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

March 21,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington Twp NJ, One (1) person was transported to a local hospital following a two (2) vehicle collision at the intersection of Ridgewood Road and Walnut Street in Washington Township on Monday afternoon, 03/20. Both vehicles were removed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck. Washington Township PD, Westwood EMS, and a paramedic unit from Hackensack University Medical Center North responded to the incident. Injuries to the victim, an adult female, appeared to have been non life threatening.