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VIDEO: Two Injured, Thousands Lose Power When UPS Truck Topples Pole, Ignites Fire In Clifton

The trucker got out OK, but two minivan occupants had to be hospitalized.
The trucker got out OK, but two minivan occupants had to be hospitalized. Photo Credit: Mark Rosetti (demonracer2)

UPDATE: A UPS truck toppled a utility pole in Clifton, igniting a fire that consumed a minivan, injuring a 70-something couple and knocking out power to more than 1,200 customers.

The truck apparently snagged wires and pulled the pole across Main Avenue and onto a Dodge Caravan near Hillman Street at 3:58 p.m.

Live wires burned the 77-year-old male driver and the crash injured the head of his 71-year-old passenger, Detective Sgt. Robert Anderson said.

The Paterson couple was taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, Anderson told Daily Voice.

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Fire also damaged three nearby vehicles, the sergeant said.

The trucker wasn’t injured and got out OK, he said.

City firefighters doused the flames.

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