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Ridgewood first responders rush to aid 92 year old fall victim


Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

Ridgewood first responders rush to aid 92 year old fall victim
Boyd A. Loving
4:42 PM

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Fire, and EMS units, and a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital, all rushed to the 300 block of South Van Dien Avenue on Monday afternoon in response to a 911 telephone call reporting a severely injured and semi-conscious man who was observed laying in the snow outside of a single family residence.  It was initially believed that the man fell from an adjacent roof.

However, an investigation later determined that he’d slipped on ice when he went out to retrieve his mail and subsequently collapsed in the snow while trying to crawl to a neighboring home for help.  Police were unable to determine how long the individual had been laying outside prior to someone noticing him and calling 911.  The 92 year old victim was stabilized in a ambulance before being transported to the Trauma Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.




Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

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