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UPDATE: School Bus collides with an SUV at the Intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Highland Avenue in Paramus

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photos courtesy of Boyd Loving’s Facebook page

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Paramus NJ, An unknown number of children sustained minor injuries when a Paramus Board of Education owned & operated school bus collided with a Mercedes SUV at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and Highland Avenue, Paramus, at approximately 0840 hours on Monday, 02/06. The bus was en route to the Parkway Elementary School on East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, at the time of the crash. Paramus Police and Paramus EMS units responded immediately to 911 telephone calls reporting the incident. As a safety precaution, no students were removed from the school bus at the scene (busy intersection). The bus instead continued to the school (less than 1/2 mile away), where injured students were taken to the nurse’s office for evaluation. An ambulance and EMS Supervisor’s vehicle, along with numerous police vehicles, were observed parked in front of the school following the bus’ arrival there. Police at the crash scene did not indicate if any summonses were issued to either driver.

UPDATE: Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg has reported that the Mercedes driver was issued three (3) summonses: Careless Driving, Reckless Driving, and Failure to stop for a red light. The Mercedes sustained moderate front end damage; a safety device was ripped from the school bus’ front bumper and recovered from the Mercedes’ front right fender by Paramus PD Emergency Services Unit officers.

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Ridgewood Fire Uses “Jaws of Life” to Free Passenger Broadsided at the intersection of Greenway Road and Highland Avenue

Ridgewood Fire Uses "Jaws of Life"

photos courtesy of Boyd Loving

February 11,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, One (1) summons was issued in connection with a two (2) vehicle crash at the intersection of Greenway Road and Highland Avenue in Ridgewood on Friday afternoon, 02/10. Ridgewood firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to free a passenger from a Nissan that was broadsided by a Jeep. Both occupants of the Nissan were transported by separate ambulances to a local hospital for treatment. Ridgewood PD was assisted by Glen Rock PD at the scene. Ridgewood FD and EMS personnel were also put into service, as was a paramedic team from The Valley Hospital. Both vehicles were heavily damaged and removed by a tow truck. Interestingly, the only 911 call reporting the accident was received from an occupant of the Nissan. No one in the neighborhood where the accident occurred called the police to report it, nor did the driver of the Jeep. Go figure.

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Vehicle takes Out Hydrant on Highland Avenue in Ridgewood

Vehicle takes Out Hydrant on Highland Avenue in Ridgewood

photos courtesy of Boyd Lovings Facebook

July 13,2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The adult male driver of a Ford LTD Crown Victoria jumped a curb, drove down a sidewalk, and sheered off a fire hydrant in front of 160 Highland Avenue, Ridgewood on Tuesday afternoon, 07/12. No injuries were reported by the driver nor his adult male passenger. The vehicle was lifted from the hydrant by a flatbed tow truck and driven away on its own power.

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Ridgewood PD issued one (1) summons in connection with the incident. Ridgewood Water Company representatives at the scene estimated that there was approximately $4,000 worth of damage to the hydrant and its associated equipment. The hydrant was placed out of service until repairs could be effected.

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