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Man Seriously Injured By Exploding Tire At Ridgewood Gas Station

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Man Seriously Injured By Exploding Tire At Ridgewood Gas Station
April 8th 2013
Boyd A. Loving
9:14 AM

Ridgewood NJ, A 50 year old main sustained a serious head injury on Monday morning when a tire he was filling with air exploded at a Ridgewood gas station.  The incident occurred at a Sunoco station located at 596 North Maple Avenue at the corner of First Street in Ridgewood.

The victim was knocked temporarily unconscious by the blast, and may have suffered a ruptured ear drum.  Members of the Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported him by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center with the assistance of a paramedic unit from  Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.

A first response EMT crew from Ridgewood Fire also assisted at the scene.  Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Paul Dinice handled the incident investigation.
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3 thoughts on “Man Seriously Injured By Exploding Tire At Ridgewood Gas Station

  1. Why are routine accident cases always seem to be sent to Hackensack?

    I expect the usual reasons because… Blah, Blah,,,,,, and Blah. They need the practice at Hackensack for their students in training…?

    1. Its because they have a trauma center

  2. Exploding tires are routine?

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