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.
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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