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E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash
E-Bike Operator Hospitalized With Head Trauma In Bergen County Crash The operator of an electric bicycle was hospitalized in an early-morning Fairview crash Thursday, June 20, police said. The man appears to have tried to pass a landscaping truck while heading west on Fairview Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound motorist around 7:40 a.m., Deputy Chief John Pierotti said. He was rushed to HMH Hackensack University Medical Center with head trauma, Pierotti said. The crash remains under investigation.
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash
SUV Knocked Onto Roof In Westwood Pickup Crash Police are investigating a crash at a busy Westwood intersection that knocked an SUV onto its roof. No serious injuries were immediately reported when a Dodge RAM pickup truck t-boned a GMC Yukon at the corner of Broadway and Irvington Street, next to the NJ Transit tracks, shortly after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15. Westwood police and firefighters immediately responded and got everyone involved out OK, including a visibly upset boy who was in the SUV, witnesses said. All refused medical aid, officers at the scene said. Nancy Triggiani-Musco for DAILY VOICE EMS tended to three occupants…
UPDATE: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne UPDATE: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne
Update: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne UPDATE: A ferocious late-night fire that consumed one Bayonne home and spread to three others displaced nearly two dozen people, authorities confirmed. No serious injuries were reported in the blaze, which ignited in a West 11th Street home off Avenue C shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, June 7, and quickly spread. Flames fully engulfed the main home and began to spread, bringing dozens of firefighters from neighboring communities. The fire was declared under control around 1:30 a.m. The speed and intensity of the blaze forced the city's bravest to "pull everything out and go on the offensive…
UPDATE: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash UPDATE: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash
Update: Route 17 Ramp To Route 4 In Paramus Reopened After Box Truck Crash A ramp at Routes 4 and 17 in Paramus was reopened shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday after a box truck tipped onto its side a few hours earlier. The driver climbed out after the leased truck crashed on the cloverleaf ramp from northbound Route 17 to westbound Route 4 around 7:30 a.m. June 8, responders at the scene said. Paramus EMS members took him to Hackensack University Medical Center with what they said were minor injuries. Borough police and firefighters were first at the scene of the crash near the flyover. Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE A Nutchies Service heavy-duty wrecker righted…
2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town 2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town
2 Hospitalized By Explosion At Industrial Gas Supply Company In NJ Town Two people were injured after an explosion at an industrial gas company in Branchburg on the early morning of Wednesday, June 5, authorities said. At 4:30 a.m., first responders arrived at 197 Meister Ave. and found smoke visible from the Air Liquide building, Branchburg police said in a release. Two people suffering from chemical burns were transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment, police said. Air Liquide is a French industrial gas supplier, its website says. First responders were able to deem the location safe and the scene has been cleared, police said. Meister Avenue…
Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness
Attorney General, Wildwood Police At Odds Over Memorial Day Weekend Preparedness The New Jersey Attorney General and Wildwood Police Department appear to be at odds over emergency preparedness following a chaotic Memorial Day Weekend. In a statement released on Saturday, June 1, the Wildwood Police Department said NJ Attorney General Matthew Platkin blamed the police department for the series of incidents that unfolded Memorial Day Weekend, in which rowdy teens prompted the closing of area boardwalks, according to various media outlets including NBC10 and the Press of Atlantic City. Platkin alleged that Wildwood had insufficient police staffing on its "world-famous…
Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass
Jersey City Police Lieutenant's Cremation To Follow Saturday Funeral Mass She devoted her life to those in need and put others first. She was "the glue that held her family and friends together." And at only 44 years old, Jersey City Police Lt. Marina Angelica Ugolini is gone far too soon. Ugolini died Tuesday evening, May 28. The 19-year department veteran, who was promoted to lieutenant six years ago this month, worked in the city's North District. Ugolini was an alumnus of Jersey City Medical Center and Ambucar EMS who "took pride in helping people by devoting her life to serving those in need," her obituary says. "She transported the first medical …
NJ Hospital In Financial Duress Given 24 Hours To Draw Up Disaster Plan NJ Hospital In Financial Duress Given 24 Hours To Draw Up Disaster Plan
NJ Hospital In Financial Duress Given 24 Hours To Draw Up Disaster Plan A beleaguered hospital in Essex County has just 24 hours to draw up a financial disaster plan, the state Department of Health ordered. In a letter sent to Carewell Health Medical Center in East Orange, Gene Rosenblum, the director of the Office of Program Compliance paints a dire financial picture for the hospital. CareWell Health Medical Center has low cash on hand, maintains negative operating margins and has cited other issues with emergency cash flow, he said. The hospital has not made any payments for the entire fiscal year for the assessments it owes the Department of Health, accordin…
UPDATE: Vicious Blaze Kills Dog, Injures Firefighters In Wayne UPDATE: Vicious Blaze Kills Dog, Injures Firefighters In Wayne
Update: Vicious Blaze Kills Dog, Injures Firefighters In Wayne A vicious fire consumed a Wayne home and sent at least two firefighters to the hospital, responders at the scene said. One reportedly complained of chest pains and the other suffered a possible broken leg in the Lenox Road fire, which began on the porch of the single-family home around 10 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and quickly spread. A family dog was killed in the blaze, which ignited when the residents weren't home. Aftermath CONTRIBUTED Flames ended up blowing through the roof of the 2½-story, wood-frame home, as firefighters mounted an exterior attack. The two-alarmer was knocked down …
South River Worker Killed, 4 Hurt In Explosion At Old Bridge Manufacturing Company (UPDATE) South River Worker Killed, 4 Hurt In Explosion At Old Bridge Manufacturing Company (UPDATE)
South River Worker Killed, 4 Hurt In Explosion At Old Bridge Manufacturing Company (Update) A fiery explosion left one woman dead and four others hurt at a manufacturing company in Old Bridge on Wednesday, May 1, authorities said. Eileen Marco, 73, of South River, was killed at the scene of the explosion at Superior Signal Company, LLC in Old Bridge at approximately 11:20 a.m., Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said. Four other people were injured. Photos from the scene show medical choppers landing at Veteran's Field, located nearby to transport two of the victims with serious injuries. The other two victims were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries, …
Yes, We Know There Was An Earthquake, Don't Call 9-1-1: Police Yes, We Know There Was An Earthquake, Don't Call 9-1-1: Police
Yes, We Know There Was An Earthquake, Don't Call 9-1-1: Police We all felt the 4.8 earthquake that shook up North Jersey on Friday, April 5. Police departments throughout the Garden State are asking people to not call 911 unless there is an emergency. UPDATE: Confirmed 4.8 Earthquake originating in Lebanon, NJ ... Posted by Parsippany Police Department on Friday, April 5, 2024 ParamusALERT: The USGS is reporting an earthquake in the area of northern NJ. Please only call 911 if you have a police, fire or medical emergency. Posted by Paramus Police Department on Friday, April 5, 2024 Posted by Bridgewater Police Department - NJ on&nb…
UPDATE: Six Injured In Overnight Route 4 Crash, Impaired Wrong-Way Driver Charged UPDATE: Six Injured In Overnight Route 4 Crash, Impaired Wrong-Way Driver Charged
Update: Six Injured In Overnight Route 4 Crash, Impaired Wrong-Way Driver Charged 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: An impaired driver from Westchester was headed the wrong way on westbound Route 4 in Paramus when his SUV slammed head-on into another over the weekend, sending five people as well as himself to the hospital, authorities said. Whigmer J. Villanueva, 56, of Harrison was "operating his vehicle recklessly and under the influence of drugs and or alcohol" when his eastbound 2008 Toyota rammed an unidentified vehicle shortly near Paramus Road before 2:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, a criminal complaint says. "Two passengers in the defendant's vehicle were injured as a result of the accident …
Woman Survives 16-Foot Plunge Down Elevator Shaft In Jersey City: Authorities Woman Survives 16-Foot Plunge Down Elevator Shaft In Jersey City: Authorities
Woman Survives 16-Foot Plunge Down Elevator Shaft In Jersey City: Authorities A 53-year-old woman was in stable condition after she fell 16 feet down an elevator shaft in a Jersey City apartment building on Monday, March 18, authorities said. The woman was found 16 feet under the first floor in the basement of 11 Gifford Ave., lying on her back, when Jersey City officers arrived just before 3:40 p.m., according to Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was treated for abrasions to both legs, as well as pain in her left elbow, Wallace-Scalcione said.  Her family told NBC New York …
Garfield Garage Blaze Doused Garfield Garage Blaze Doused
Garfield Garage Blaze Doused Garfield firefighters doused a Sunday morning garage blaze. It was going pretty good when they got to the March 10 fire, but they contained it to the one-story two-car garage behind a Market Street home. No injuries were reported. Mutual aid at the scene and in coverage was provided by fellow firefighters from Saddle Brook, Clifton, Elmwood Park, Lodi, Maywood, Passaic and Rochelle Park. Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE Damien Danis for DAILY VOICE
Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash
Glen Rock 18-Year-Old Airlifted In Hunterdon County Crash Three people were injured in a two-car crash on County Road 513 in Hunterdon County on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 24, state police said. At 8:54 p.m., a Nissan traveling on Whitehead Road attempted to make a left onto County Road 513 and crashed into a Jeep SUV traveling southbound, Troy McNair, a spokesman for New Jersey State Police said. The collision caused the Jeep SUV to collide with a fence, McNair said. The driver of the Nissan, an 18-year-old Glen Rock resident, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital, McNair said. The driver of the Jeep, a 49-year-old F…
Rush-Hour Baby Born At Lincoln Tunnel Entrance With Help From Port Authority Police Rush-Hour Baby Born At Lincoln Tunnel Entrance With Help From Port Authority Police
Rush-Hour Baby Born At Lincoln Tunnel Entrance With Help From Port Authority Police A young Port Authority police officer had never delivered a baby before -- but there's a first time for everything. Responding to an emergency call at the Lincoln Tunnel toll plaza shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, July 17, PAPD Officer Timothy Jozefczyk was met by a panicked driver who said his partner was in labor and bleeding, authority Spokeswoman Lenis Valens said. Jozefczyk talked Maria Marin through it, telling her to keep pushing, Valens said, and within three minutes a healthy boy had been born. Kylian Aaron Guallpa Castano weighed in at six pounds, nine ounces for those at home who a…
ROADSIDE DRAMA: Trapped Driver Extricated From Mangled SUV Off Route 4 In Paramus ROADSIDE DRAMA: Trapped Driver Extricated From Mangled SUV Off Route 4 In Paramus
Roadside Drama: Trapped Driver Extricated From Mangled SUV Off Route 4 In Paramus Paramus firefighters extricated a trapped driver whose SUV slammed into a guard rail and a tree off Route 4 Wednesday morning. The firefighters cut the driver's side door and dashboard from the Nissan Murano in the parking lot of Anve Kitchen & Bath just off the westbound highway below the Spring Valley Road overpass shortly after 8 a.m. July 12. With help from Paramus Emergency Services police officers, they delicately removed the 37-year-old driver and  strapped him onto a gurney in a neck brace. Then they placed him into a waiting ambulance with what Police Chief Robert Guidetti sa…
Attic Fire Severely Damages Paterson Multi-Family Home Attic Fire Severely Damages Paterson Multi-Family Home
Attic Fire Severely Damages Paterson Multi-Family Home An attic fire severely damaged a Paterson multi-family home on Monday. Responding firefighters were met by heavy flames on East 23rd Street near 10th Avenue shortly before noon June 26. They had the two-alarmer knocked down within a half hour and under control roughly 10 minutes after that. No serious injuries were reported. The Passaic County Emergency Services ReHab Canteen Unit provided a misting tent, chair, fluids and snacks. Firefighters had the noontime two-alarmer on East 23rd Street near 10th Avenue in Paterson knocked down within a half hour.Victor Scrivens
Teens OK After Wheel Caves In Mercedes SUV Crash In Ridgewood Teens OK After Wheel Caves In Mercedes SUV Crash In Ridgewood
Teens OK After Wheel Caves In Mercedes SUV Crash In Ridgewood A 17-year-old driver and her teenage passenger were OK after a front wheel of their Mercedes caved in when the SUV hit a curb in Ridgewood on Tuesday. The driver sustained a minor leg injury for which she was treated at the scene by EMTs from the village Fire Department following the June 20 crash at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Heights Road. Both refused transportation to the hospital. Citywide Towing removed the GLA 35 on a flatbed. The 17-year-old driver and her teenage passenger were OK following the crash at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Heights Road on June …
Driver, 86, OK After SUV Slams Into Hydrant, Pole In Ridgewood Driver, 86, OK After SUV Slams Into Hydrant, Pole In Ridgewood
Driver, 86, OK After SUV Slams Into Hydrant, Pole In Ridgewood An 86-year-old driver from New York State refused medical attention after his SUV knocked over a fire hydrant and slammed into a utility pole in Ridgewood. Police issued a summons following the crash in the 100 block of Oak Street on Friday, March 10. The Emergency Services unit assisted with traffic control. The Buick Enclave was towed and village firefighters helped clean up the wreckage. Crews from PSE&G and Veolia Water also responded. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this story. The Buick Enclave was towed and village firefighters helped clean up the wreckag…
SUV, Sedan Collide On Route 4 SUV, Sedan Collide On Route 4
SUV, Sedan Collide On Route 4 Both vehicles ended up facing the wrong way after a horrific late-night collision Wednesday on Route 4. Firefighters extricated one of the victims after the BMW SUV and Corolla sedan crashed on the westbound highway at the Tuxedo Square exit shortly before 11 p.m. The occupants' conditions couldn't immediately be determined. This BMW SUV collided with a Toyota sedan on westbound Route 4 near Tuxedo Square in Teaneck on Wednesday, Jan. 18.Daniel Rosario for DAILY VOICE Multiple ambulances responded along with local police and firefighters, Bergen County sheriff's officers and the sherif…
Sudden Death Of Devoted EMS Chief Heather Varrasse, 42, Shocks Central Jersey Rescue Squads Sudden Death Of Devoted EMS Chief Heather Varrasse, 42, Shocks Central Jersey Rescue Squads
Sudden Death Of Devoted EMS Chief Heather Varrasse, 42, Shocks Central Jersey Rescue Squads Devoted EMS Chief, fire department volunteer member and central communications supervisor Heather Varrasse, 42, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 4, shocking rescue squads throughout Central Jersey.  Heather had been involved in various emergency services throughout Hopewell Valley for more than 25 years, a tribute from the township’s fire district said. An EMT with the fire district since 2006, Heather quickly rose through the ranks as an incredibly devoted public servant. She served as EMS Chief at Hopewell Emergency Medical Unit, Assistant Captain at Pennington First Aid Squad, and Publ…
Tewksbury Township Rescue Squad Charter Member, Devoted Mom Babette Russell Dies At 45 Tewksbury Township Rescue Squad Charter Member, Devoted Mom Babette Russell Dies At 45
Tewksbury Township Rescue Squad Charter Member, Devoted Mom Babette Russell Dies At 45 Tewksbury Township Rescue Squad charter member and devoted mother of three Babette Russell died at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston on Friday, Nov. 25. She was 45. A longtime member of Tewksbury Township, Babette graduated from Voorhees High School in Glen Gardner, her obituary says. She was a charter member of the Tewksbury Township First Aid and Rescue Squad and as a child was active with the Girl Scouts, according to her memorial. Babette is remembered as a dedicated and spirited woman who “could do anything she put her mind to,” her memorial says. She was constantly keeping he…
Police: Pickup Driver Causes Route 17 Pileup, Female Occupant Extricated Police: Pickup Driver Causes Route 17 Pileup, Female Occupant Extricated
Police: Pickup Driver Causes Route 17 Pileup, Female Occupant Extricated A pickup driver was charged with causing a chain-reaction crash that jammed Route 17 for nearly an hour and sent a woman to the hospital after firefighters freed her from the wreckage. The victim was in one of three vehicles stopped for a light on the highway's northbound side near Franklin Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights when a Ford F550 driven by a Belleville man rammed into her Toyota Prius around 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, Police Sgt. John Behr said. Wood-Ridge firefighters joined their Hasbrouck Heights colleagues, along with ambulance crews from Hackensack University Medical Center and Holy…
Trapped Driver Freed By Firefighters After SUV Rolls Onto Route 17 Trapped Driver Freed By Firefighters After SUV Rolls Onto Route 17
Trapped Driver Freed By Firefighters After SUV Rolls Onto Route 17 Firefighters extricated a trapped driver whose SUV rolled onto Route 17. The victim was walked to a waiting ambulance after her Honda CR-V landed on its passenger side entering the southbound highway from Paramus Road shortly after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Ridgewood police and Emergency Services also responded with village firefighters, who cut out the front windshield to free the driver. The victim was walked to a waiting ambulance after her Honda CR-V landed on its passenger side entering southbound Route 17 in Ridgewood.Boyd A. Loving for DAILY VOICE All Points Towing removed the…
UPDATE: Four Killed, Eight Hospitalized In Shuttle Van Crash On Palisades Interstate Parkway UPDATE: Four Killed, Eight Hospitalized In Shuttle Van Crash On Palisades Interstate Parkway
Update: Four Killed, Eight Hospitalized In Shuttle Van Crash On Palisades Interstate Parkway UPDATE: The driver of a passenger van apparently suffered a medical episode before a crash overnight near the George Washington Bridge that killed him and three workers being shuttled home from a factory in Orange County, NY, authorities said. Eight others were hospitalized following the crash on the southbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway between Exits 1 and 2 in Englewood Cliffs shortly after 1:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2. George Massey, 54, of the Bronx was driving the Ford Econoline E350 passenger van, which landed on its side in a wooded area of the median, Palisades Interstate Par…
Three-Wheeler Crash In Paramus Downs Traffic Signal, Sends Rider To Hospital Three-Wheeler Crash In Paramus Downs Traffic Signal, Sends Rider To Hospital
Three-Wheeler Crash In Paramus Downs Traffic Signal, Sends Rider To Hospital A rider was hospitalized with a serious leg injury after toppling a traffic light and hitting a utility pole in Paramus. The crash took down the signal at the entrance to the Frisch School and Country Club Plaza office building of West Century Road around 9 a.m. Friday. The new Can Am Ryker, valued at around $9,000, was removed by CityWide Towing. The traffic signal on West Century Road in Paramus was being repaired.Boyd A. Loving Paramus police -- including an Emergency Services Unit -- and borough EMS responded. Boyd A. Loving took the photos and contributed to this article. Ca…
Firefighters Extricate Driver In Three-SUV Elmwood Park Crash Firefighters Extricate Driver In Three-SUV Elmwood Park Crash
Firefighters Extricate Driver In Three-suv Elmwood Park Crash Elmwood Park firefighters extricated a driver from an SUV that landed on its side after hitting two parked vehicles. Her rescuers worked in tandem to cut open the Honda CR-V after the early-morning crash Saturday outside the Elmwood Village apartments on Mola Boulevard off Broadway. She was taken to St. Joseph's University Medical Center with undetermined injuries. Aftermath on Mola Boulevard outside the Elmwood Village apartments off Broadway (Route 4) in Elmwood Park.Boyd A. Loving Her vehicle and one of the two struck SUVs -- a Honda CX-5 -- had to be towed from the scene. A Toyot…
45 NJ Transit Passengers Escorted Off Train In Bayonne (PHOTOS) 45 NJ Transit Passengers Escorted Off Train In Bayonne (PHOTOS)
45 NJ Transit Passengers Escorted Off Train In Bayonne (Photos) Firefighters escorted 45 NJ Transit passengers off a train after wires fell on it Friday, June 17 in Bayonne, authorities said. The Hudson Bergen Line Rail train became disabled around 4:30 p.m. when wires fell on it just south of the 45th Street station, Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said. Posted by Bayonne Office of Emergency Management on Friday, June 17, 2022 Posted by Bayonne Office of Emergency Management on Friday, June 17, 2022 Transit police set up a command post at the station and dispatched engineers to the scene.   Once the electricity was secured, Bayonne Fire, utiliz…
Contractor Hospitalized Following Morris County Fall: UPDATE Contractor Hospitalized Following Morris County Fall: UPDATE
Contractor Hospitalized Following Morris County Fall: Update A contractor was hospitalized after suffering a fall while working at a Morris County home, authorities said. The fall occurred at a property in Chester around on Tuesday, June 14, Police Lt. Ryan McNamee told DailyVoice.com. A medical helicopter was requested and later canceled, McNamee said. The contractor was taken via ground ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Additional details were not released.
Landscapers Sparked Explosive Fire At North Jersey White Castle, Officials Say Landscapers Sparked Explosive Fire At North Jersey White Castle, Officials Say
Landscapers Sparked Explosive Fire At North Jersey White Castle, Officials Say A two-alarm fire at a North Jersey White Castle that left workers with burns was sparked by a substance used by landscapers that got into the restaurant's electrical system, officials said. An employee at the Westfield Avenue restaurant in Elizabeth went to plug something in, sparking an explosion around 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, abc7 reports. City spokesperson Ruby Contreras confirmed a landscaper was spraying something that got into the electrical wires. Three victims, allegedly including a maintenance worker and landscaper, were taken to Saint Barnabas Medical Center.  Firefighter…