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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Paramus NJ, At least three (3) individuals were transported by ambulances to nearby hospitals with a variety of injuries following a spectacular crash in which three (3) vehicles slammed into a wall of the Chakra Restaurant at West 144 Route 4, Paramus late Saturday night, 03/24. One (1) of the vehicles flipped over onto its roof prior to hitting the restaurant. A vehicle parked outside of the building was reportedly among those involved. Although the building sustained significant structural damage, all of the injuries were to occupants of the vehicles involved; no one in the restaurant was hurt (all patrons were safely evacuated from the building immediately after impact). A utility pole and fire hydrant were obliterated in the incident. Paramus Police, Fire Department, EMS, and Rescue Squad units responded to the scene along with at least one (1) paramedic team. A mutual aid ambulance was also dispatched to assist with patient transport. The restaurant’s owner was at the scene and was overheard saying that the establishment would likely be closed for several weeks to facilitate necessary repairs.