photo by Boyd Loving
Driver fails to negotiate curve and slams into utility pole
Boyd A. Loving
Photo credit: Boyd A. Loving
Ridgewood NJ, The driver of a Lexus SUV heading northbound on South Maple Avenue in Ridgewood failed to negotiate a curve and slammed head on into a utility pole on Monday afternoon.
Fortunately, the driver was spared injury as a result of the vehicle’s air bags having been deployed. The vehicle however was much less fortunate; it sustained extensive front end damage and had to be towed from the scene by a flatbed tow truck.
Ridgewood PD Patrol Officers Paul Dinice (left ) and Patrick Elwood (right ) responded to investigate the accident and handle traffic control. South Maple Avenue remained open throughout the incident, although traffic flow was restricted to the southbound lane only.