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Driver taken into police custody following Ridgewood crash


Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving
Driver taken into police custody following Ridgewood crash
October 30,2014
Boyd A. Loving
5:12 PM

Ridgewood NJ, The female driver of a red Mini Cooper involved in a Thursday afternoon collision with a tandem axle dump truck was taken into police custody immediately following her release from The Valley Hospital, where she had been taken by ambulance for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash.  The incident occurred at the intersection of East Glen Avenue and Northern Parkway in Ridgewood at 1:50 PM.

Evidence at the scene suggested that the Mini Cooper, which was traveling westbound on East Glen Avenue, may have crossed the center line and hit the dump truck, which was traveling eastbound on the same roadway.  Although the dump truck driver was uninjured, his vehicle and the Mini Cooper were both towed from the scene.  The Mini Cooper was impounded by Ridgewood PD.

Ridgewood PD, FD, and EMS responded.  A minor fluid spill was attended to by FD personnel.  A dog who was traveling in the Mini Cooper escaped from the vehicle after the crash, but was quickly captured by Ridgewood PD Patrol Officer Colin Donnelly.

Actions taken by police officers at the crash site were consistent with those taken when a driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol/narcotics.






Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

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