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HEAD SCRATCHER: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot HEAD SCRATCHER: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot
Head Scratcher: Driver Hospitalized After Tree Crash In Paramus Jams Sedan In Tight Spot A sedan careened off a busy Paramus street, onto the lawn of a single-family home and into a tree on Thursday. The male driver -- who reportedly swerved to avoid a small animal -- was taken to nearby Valley Hospital by Paramus EMS after the 11:30 a.m. May 9 crash on Paramus Road near Alpine Drive. The Nissan Altima ended up in a tight spot with another tree behind it. The Nissan Altima ended up in a tight spot with another tree behind it. Boyd A. Loving All Points Towing extricated the vehicle and removed it from the property. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this…
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus
The Valley Hospital Has Opening Date For New Paramus Campus The Valley Hospital is officially in Paramus. Almost. After more than 70 years in Ridgewood, The Valley Hospital will relocate to Paramus in April. Patients from the Ridgewood facility will be moved to the Paramus location on Sunday, April 14, at which point the hospital will open its doors to emergency and inpatient care. Located at Winters Drive, the state-of-the-art hospital has 370 beds, single-patient rooms, an expanded emergency department, larger operating rooms, park-like grounds, and the latest technology. Gov. Phil Murphy was among the state and local officials who con…
Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek' Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek'
Three Bergen County Hospitals Named Among Best In World By 'Newsweek' Some of the best hospitals in the world are right in the Garden State. Newsweek, partnering with Statsia, released its annual list of the World's Best Hospitals, with six hospitals in New Jersey making the cut.  Morristown Medical Center was ranked 47th, while Hackensack University Medical Center was right behind at 58th.  Valley Hospital in Ridgewood (soon Paramus) and Overlook Medical Center in Summit were ranked 137th and 174th, respectively.  Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were ranked 329th and 411th, respectively. Dr. …
Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (UPDATE) Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (UPDATE)
Crash Severely Injures Teen Son Of Local Councilwoman, BergenPAC Administrator (Update) The teenage son of a Glen Rock councilwoman who's also a BergenPAC administrator remained hospitalized with severe injuries following a weekend car crash. Teddy Martin, 18, reportedly suffered a broken tibia and femur, as well as kidney and spleen lacerations, in the collision in Alexandria, NJ shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Martin was making a left from Whitehead Road onto Everittstown Road (Route 513) less than a mile from the Pittstown border when his Nissan collided with a Jeep, New Jersey State Police Trooper Troy McNair said. He was airlifted to a local hospital, the troope…
Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver
Paramus Police Officer Struck At Mall By Hit-And-Run Driver A Paramus police officer was rushed to a local hospital after being struck by a car driven by a fleeing suspect Monday night in the lower-level parking garage at the Garden State Plaza, authorities confirmed. "They were looking at suspects who were breaking into cars when a vehicle sped through the parking lot clipping one of the officers" before 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Paramus Police Chief Robert Guidetti said. The vehicle -- described by witnesses as a black Honda CRV -- kept going and sped off. Fellow officers took their colleague to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with a knee injury, resp…
DOING A 360: Sedan Slams Into Parked SUV, Rolls Completely At Route 17 Gas Station DOING A 360: Sedan Slams Into Parked SUV, Rolls Completely At Route 17 Gas Station
Doing A 360: Sedan Slams Into Parked SUV, Rolls Completely At Route 17 Gas Station The driver of a sedan that completely rolled over after it slammed into an SUV parked at a gas station on Route 17 in Ridgewood early Sunday might have fallen asleep, responders said. The Honda Accord with New York plates was speeding when it careened off the southbound highway and rammed the unoccupied Acura MDX at the Exxon Tiger Mart north of Franklin Turnpike shortly after 7:30 a.m. Jan. 7, witnesses said. Members of Ridgewood's Fire Rescue squad extricated the driver, who was taken to nearby Valley Hospital by village EMS with injuries that responders said didn't appear life-threatenin…
SOCCER BRAWL: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond SOCCER BRAWL: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond
Soccer Brawl: 25 Players Involved, Police, Ambulances From Various Bergen Towns Respond A brawl between two adult soccer teams brought police and ambulances from several area towns to Superdome Sports in Waldwick late Tuesday. Officers from Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood and Wyckoff joined their borough colleagues after up to 25 players came to blows at the indoor field on Hopper Avenue around 11 p.m. Dec. 19, Waldwick Police Lt. Troy E. Seifert said. Several of the participants had minor injuries that were treated at the scene by members of BLS units from Waldwick, Allendale and the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, the lieutenant said. A 44-year-old Spring Valley resident was …
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police
DWI Fair Lawn Woman's SUV Pinballs Off Pole Into Tree Outside Glen Rock Jewish Center: Police A Fair Lawn driver was intoxicated when her SUV rammed a utility pole in front of the Glen Rock Jewish Center, then slammed into a tree on the other side of the street, authorities said. The Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Lyubov Korniyevska, 62, to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood following the crash on Harristown Road near Berkeley Place shortly after 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening, the chief said. The 2022 Toyota RAV had to be towed from the scene. Korniyevska was alone and headed south when the SUV v…
Passaic County Health Department Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Crash Passaic County Health Department Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Crash
Passaic County Health Department Worker Hospitalized After Ridgewood Crash A Passaic County Health Department employee was hospitalized after the SUV that she was driving was T-boned in Ridgewood. The worker had just visited a patient at the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood when the crash occurred Sunday night, her brother said. The Chevy Blazer was headed eastbound on Linwood Avenue when it was rammed by a Jeep Wrangler headed south on Walthery Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m. Oct. 8. The collision sent the county vehicle crashing head-on into a utility pole. Witnesses said the Jeep driver blew a stop sign, but that couldn't immediately be confirmed by police. T…
Multi-Vehicle Ridgewood Crash Sends Driver To Hospital Multi-Vehicle Ridgewood Crash Sends Driver To Hospital
Multi-Vehicle Ridgewood Crash Sends Driver To Hospital A missing stop sign may have contributed to a multi-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Ridgewood. One of the drivers was taken by ambulance to the Valley Hospital nearby with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. The vehicles collided at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and North Irving Street around 9:45 a.m. Aug. 26. Two of them -- a Lexus SUV and a Ford work van from Bogota -- were heavily damaged and were removed by an All Points Towing flatbed. The vehicles collided at the intersection of East Ridgewood Avenue and North Irving Street in Ridgewood around 9:45 …
HERO: Nurse Comes To Rescue Of Bicyclist, 69, Suffering Medical Emergency In Bergen Park HERO: Nurse Comes To Rescue Of Bicyclist, 69, Suffering Medical Emergency In Bergen Park
Hero: Nurse Comes To Rescue Of Bicyclist, 69, Suffering Medical Emergency In Bergen Park UPDATE: An off-duty nurse helped rescue a 69-year-old bicyclist who suffered an apparent medical emergency in a Bergen County park, authorities said. Jacqueline Polentarutti was conducting CPR when Glen Rock and Paramus police and Bergen County sheriff's officers arrived at the bike path in Saddle River County Park near the Paramus border last Wednesday, Aug. 2. Glen Rock Police Officers Matt Stanislao, Sam Evans and Andrew Magro brought a defibrillator that was used in an effort to revive the victim, Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. Members of the Paramus Rescue Squad drove the unconsci…
Stricken Tow Truck Driver Crashes Into Tree Off Route 17 Stricken Tow Truck Driver Crashes Into Tree Off Route 17
Stricken Tow Truck Driver Crashes Into Tree Off Route 17 A tow truck crashed into a tree just off Route 17 in Paramus when its driver suffered what responders said was a medical episode Tuesday afternoon. A paramedic team from the Valley Hospital tended to the driver from Criger's Auto Body in Fairfield near the former Barnes & Noble at the intersection of Glen Avenue and the southbound highway before taking him back with them. Paramus police and EMS assisted.A heavy-duty tow truck removed the damaged vehicle from the scene. Boyd A. Loving took the photo and contributed to this story.
Bergen Girl Bitten By Dog Undergoes Surgery, Sees Community Support Bergen Girl Bitten By Dog Undergoes Surgery, Sees Community Support
Bergen Girl Bitten By Dog Undergoes Surgery, Sees Community Support A family in Upper Saddle River needs all the help they can get after their 3-year-old daughter was severely injured after being bitten by a dog — and their neighbors are rising to the occasion.  On Friday, April 21, Willow Galasso was playing with the family dog when the dog became startled and bit her face, according to a GoFundMe campaign. She was taken to Valley Hospital and then transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center's trauma center because of the severity of her injuries, according to the campaign set up by Diana Reinkraut, a friend of the family. Willow underwent em…
Nine NJ Hospitals Named Among America's Best In New Report Nine NJ Hospitals Named Among America's Best In New Report
Nine NJ Hospitals Named Among America's Best In New Report Nine of New Jersey's hospitals were named among America’s best of 2023, according to a new Healthgrades report. The "America’s 250 Best Hospitals" report is based on “overall clinical excellence,” with methodology including the evaluation of the hospital’s performance for 31 different procedures and conditions. The nine New Jersey hospitals that made the list: Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston Morristown Medical Center in Morristown Hackensack Meridian Health Jers…
Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash
Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash A driver was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle Friday afternoon crash in Fair Lawn. Basic and advanced life support teams from the Valley Hospital responded along with police to the collision at the corner of Hillside Terrace and Jerome Place on Dec. 2.Belfi's Towing removed a Ford Focus AND Toyota RAV4 from the scene. Collision at the corner of Hillside Terrace and Jerome Place in Fair Lawn sent one of the drivers to the hospital.Boyd A. Loving
School Bus Driver, 71, Charged In Glen Rock Crash, Frightened Special Needs Kids Hospitalized School Bus Driver, 71, Charged In Glen Rock Crash, Frightened Special Needs Kids Hospitalized
School Bus Driver, 71, Charged In Glen Rock Crash, Frightened Special Needs Kids Hospitalized UPDATE: The 71-year-old driver of a mini school bus involved in a crash in Glen Rock that sent two frightened special needs students to the hospital caused the collision when he pulled into the path of the other vehicle, police said. An aide and the driver of the Honda Pilot were treated at the scene by members of the Glen Rock Volunteer Ambulance Corps after the crash at the confluence of Park, Highwood and Maple avenues shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann said. The 71-year-old Paterson man who was driving the children and aide to Bergen County …
Probe Continuing Into Death Of Beloved Hawthorne Widow Struck While Walking Dog: Authorities Probe Continuing Into Death Of Beloved Hawthorne Widow Struck While Walking Dog: Authorities
Probe Continuing Into Death Of Beloved Hawthorne Widow Struck While Walking Dog: Authorities Nearly two weeks after a popular 67-year-old Hawthorne widow was struck and killed by an out-of-control vehicle while walking her dog, authorities suddenly announced that they were continuing an investigation into her death. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Hawthorne Police Chief James Knepper didn’t explain why they're now officially acknowledging -- while providing some details of -- the Sept. 24 death of Bonnie Siebert in a joint release issued on Thursday, Oct. 6. A Glen Rock native, Siebert had lost her husband of 32 years, Robert “Bob” Siebert, just this past January.&n…
Man Struck, Killed By Train In Glen Rock Man Struck, Killed By Train In Glen Rock
Man Struck, Killed By Train In Glen Rock A man in his 50s was struck and killed by a commuter train in Glen Rock Wednesday morning. The victim was struck near the Glen Rock Borough Hall train station at 9:22 a.m., NJ TRANSIT said. Authorities couldn't immediately address reports that he may have parked at the station and then jumped from the platform. The No. 56 Bergen Line train had left Port Jervis at 7:39 a.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Hoboken at 9:52 a.m. There were no reported injuries to the crew and 100 or so aboard, a spokesman for the agency said. Nearby trains were temporarily stopped but have since resumed, he …
Assailant Stabs Woman In Ramsey, Turns Knife On Himself, Drives To Rockland Hospital: Police Assailant Stabs Woman In Ramsey, Turns Knife On Himself, Drives To Rockland Hospital: Police
Assailant Stabs Woman In Ramsey, Turns Knife On Himself, Drives To Rockland Hospital: Police A manhunt ended when a man who'd stabbed a woman at a home in Ramsey turned the knife on himself before driving to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for treatment, authorities said. The victim was taken to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood before being transferred to the trauma unit at Hackensack University Medical Center following the assault on Swan Street, just off southbound Route 17, around 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Ramsey Police Chief Brian Lyman said. The suspect, Jason Hinton 27, of Liberty Street in Little Ferry, was later located at Good Sam, where he'd sought medical attention f…
Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash
Driver Seriously Injured In Fair Lawn Crash A driver was hospitalized with serious injuries following a crash Monday in Fair Lawn that forced firefighters to cut a steel fence to free her. No other injuries were reported in the two-vehicle crash on Morlot Avenue at Philip Street. A paramedic team from The Valley Hospital assisted members of the Fair Lawn Volunteer Ambulance Squad. Fair Lawn Rescue Squad members cut part of the fence to free the driver.Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Both the Toyota Avalon and the other vehicle had to be towed after members of the Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue Squad cut the fence to free the sedan. B…
Firefighters Extricate Victim, Summons Issued Following Ridgewood Crash Firefighters Extricate Victim, Summons Issued Following Ridgewood Crash
Firefighters Extricate Victim, Summons Issued Following Ridgewood Crash A female passenger was hospitalized after Ridgewood firefighters extricated her from a minivan that collided with a Honda Civic sedan Sunday night. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and had to be towed following the crash at Franklin Avenue and North Walnut Street shortly before 9 o'clock. The minivan passenger was taken to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with a neck injury. A Honda sedan also sustained severe damage in the Ridgewood crash.Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Police issued a summons, but it wasn't clear to whom or for what. Firefighters also cleaned up a fuel spill.…
SHOCKING DISCOVERY: Woman's Body Found In Leaf Pile Outside Ridgewood Home SHOCKING DISCOVERY: Woman's Body Found In Leaf Pile Outside Ridgewood Home
Shocking Discovery: Woman's Body Found In Leaf Pile Outside Ridgewood Home A Ridgewood homeowner taking a trash can to the curb late Wednesday discovered the body of a woman in a large leaf pile. Police Chief Jacqueline Luthcke, who was among the responders to the Union Street resident's 911 call at 11:07 p.m., said the 53-year-old village resident was "known to the police department" and that no foul play was suspected. She may have suffered a medical episode, one responder said. An investigation was continuing, although Detective Sgt. Michael Lembo of Lutchke's department early Thursday reiterated what the chief said earlier, noting that the woman's sudden dea…
Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Vacant House Fire Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Vacant House Fire
Firefighters Make Quick Work Of Vacant House Fire Washington Township firefighters made a quick stop Sunday morning to keep a garage blaze in a vacant home from spreading. There were no injuries in the Ridgewood Boulevard East fire, which broke out shortly before 8 a.m. and was doused within minutes, Township Fire Chief Kevin Zitko said. "Credit to my members for a quick response that enabled the fire to be contained to the garage," Zitko said. Firefighters from Woodcliff Lake, Westwood and Ho-Ho-Kus provided mutual aid either at the scene or in coverage. Also responding were the Hillsdale Volunteer Ambulance Service and a rig from the V…
Tree Worker, 28, From Passaic County Killed In Oakland Mishap Tree Worker, 28, From Passaic County Killed In Oakland Mishap
Tree Worker, 28, From Passaic County Killed In Oakland Mishap A 28-year-old tree worker was killed in Oakland on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a wood chipper, authorities said. Members of the Oakland First Aid Squad and a paramedic unit from the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood joined police at the scene on Stony Point Road off Route 202 around 9:45 a.m., police Lt. Christian Eldridge said. A medical chopper was called for but then cancelled. The unconscious Pompton Lakes victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Eldridge said. Oakland police were investigating along with OSHA, the lieutenant said.
Firefighters Extricate Victim In Fair Lawn Rollover Firefighters Extricate Victim In Fair Lawn Rollover
Firefighters Extricate Victim In Fair Lawn Rollover Fair Lawn firefighters extricated a woman from a minivan that rolled onto its side at the Hawthorne border early Wednesday evening. Members of Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue got the victim out through the rear hatch of the Honda Odyssey after it rolled on Lincoln Avenue near Harristown Road shortly before 5:30 p.m. A Hawthorne EMS unit took her to the Valley Hospital in Ridgewood with injuries that weren’t considered life-threatening. Fair Lawn and Hawthorne police also responded. Lincoln Avenue near Harristown Road at the Fair Lawn/Hawthorne border.Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE
U.S. News Releases Latest 'Best Hospitals In NJ' Rankings U.S. News Releases Latest 'Best Hospitals In NJ' Rankings
U.S. News Releases Latest 'Best Hospitals In NJ' Rankings The "U.S. News & World Report" has released its latest hospital rankings. The website considered more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide and honed in one 15 specialties, and 17 procedures and conditions. "The Best Hospitals procedure and condition ratings focus on specific and more commonly required individual procedures and conditions, such as hip replacement and heart failure, rather than on broader specialties like orthopedics and cardiology," U.S. News explains.  "The goal is to evaluate how well hospitals perform in each procedure or condition – and not just with the most …
Firefighters Extricate Driver With Severe Head Injury In Crash Off Route 208 Firefighters Extricate Driver With Severe Head Injury In Crash Off Route 208
Firefighters Extricate Driver With Severe Head Injury In Crash Off Route 208 A driver suffered traumatic head injuries and had to be extricated by Franklin Lakes firefighters after she ran a stop sign and her car was hit by a truck, authorities said. The 27-year-old Paterson driver had exited northbound Route 208 to Summit Avenue shortly before 7:30 a.m., Police Sgt. Denny G. Knubel said. She made a left onto Summit without stopping and her Nissan Sentra was struck by a Freightliner driven by a 66-year-old borough man, Knubel said. The Sentra then hit a BMW 530 driven by a 48-year-old Riverdale man who was headed north on Summit, he said. The truck and Sentra "wen…
Mahwah Pool Filter Explosion Seriously Injures Worker From Hawthorne Mahwah Pool Filter Explosion Seriously Injures Worker From Hawthorne
Mahwah Pool Filter Explosion Seriously Injures Worker From Hawthorne UPDATE: A 32-year-old pool service worker from Hawthorne suffered a severe injury when a backyard filter exploded Wednesday afternoon in Mahwah, responders said. The victim was brought to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson with serious injuries after the 2:15 p.m. mishap on Eileen Drive near Darlington County Park, township Police Lt. Michael Blondin said. He was conscious but not alert with a traumatic head injury, responders said, adding that police escorted the ALS unit to the hospital. The pool company worker "suffered a serious head injury as a result of some type of ma…
One Hospitalized After SUV Barrels Into Paramus Home One Hospitalized After SUV Barrels Into Paramus Home
One Hospitalized After SUV Barrels Into Paramus Home An occupant was seriously injured Sunday when an SUV slammed into a Paramus home near the Ridgewood border. Unconfirmed reports were that another vehicle may have been involved in the afternoon crash with the Honda CR-V just off Route 17. A Ridgewood EMS ambulance that was first at the scene took the victim to The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Paramus and Ridgewood police and Ridgewood firefighters also responded. 34 West Linwood Avenue, ParamusBoyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this account.
Rockland Couple's SUV Tumbles Into Brook Between Shopping Center, High School In Montvale Rockland Couple's SUV Tumbles Into Brook Between Shopping Center, High School In Montvale
Rockland Couple's SUV Tumbles Into Brook Between Shopping Center, High School In Montvale A pair of Rockland County grandparents escaped serious injury when their SUV barreled over an embankment and into a brook Saturday afternoon at a shopping center in Montvale, authorities said. The husband apparently hit the gas instead of the brake pulling into a handicapped parking space in the parking lot of the Fresh Market bordering St. Joseph Regional High School on Chestnut Ridge Road Police Chief Joseph Sanfilippo said. That sent their Lincoln into a brook between the two properties, he said. Both were taken to the Valley Hospital with minor injuries, the chief said. A tow truck rem…
Rockland Man, 71, Falls Nearly 20 Feet From Ladder Helping Mahwah Friend After Storm Rockland Man, 71, Falls Nearly 20 Feet From Ladder Helping Mahwah Friend After Storm
Rockland Man, 71, Falls Nearly 20 Feet From Ladder Helping Mahwah Friend After Storm A 71-year-old Rockland man trying to help a Mahwah homeowner remove a tree branch from his roof following Tuesday’s storm lost his balance and fell nearly 20 feet off a ladder, authorities said. The victim, from Spring Valley, was conscious and alert but had a large cut on his forehead when officers arrived at the Wyckoff Avenue home shortly after 8 p.m., Mahwah Police Chief Stephen Jaffe said. He'd been helping his friend remove a branch that fell earlier, the chief said. The officers controlled the bleeding until Mahwah EMS and an ALS unit from the Valley Hospital arrived, Jaffe said. M…