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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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11 thoughts on “Ridgewood first responders rush to aid 92 year old fall victim

  1. Boyd,

    Why? Why, why, why. A man was injured which is bad enough, why did you feel the need to document it? This is not news. This is you publishing a low point in someones life.

    Please, I want to know, why do you do what you do? What benefit is there to you and the community by taking pictures of people in these times of trouble in their life?

  2. Another fine job .

  3. Yes Boyd we want only pictures of good thing and good news stores. There is nothing that happens in Ridgewood that is bad. This Blog and yes you should censured. Lets have the Record and the Ridgewood News spoon feed us .

  4. Why not bring to Valley…? They are fully equipment to handle such case now aren’t they?

  5. Mr. Loving I appreciate the picture.Its show the great response we get when someone has an accident or is sick.

  6. Valley is not a Trauma Center. Injuries must have been extensive.

  7. Too many potholes on Van Dien to go to Valley

  8. #4 No. HackensackUMC is a Level 2 trauma center. The first responders on scene determine the severity of the injury and if they feel it is severe enough, they will go to a trauma center.

    Trauma centers have higher staffing requirements for surgery (general surgeon, orthopedic, neurological surgeon, ect.) all on standby 24/7. They also have more imaging techniques at their disposal to find brain bleeds.

  9. Job well done by the Ridgewood public safety gang.

  10. Agreed #9 but you know that some jerk will post that they paid to much. That is until they need them to show up at their house.

  11. Boyd’s photos show Ridgewood ‘s finest at work. You should be grateful that we have such great police and fire departments. Thank you Boyd.

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