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Out-of-Control Vehicle Crashes Into Ridgefield Firehouse

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March 11, 2024 | NEW JERSEY RON JEFFERS, New Jersey Editor
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

RIDGEFIELD, NJ - An out-of-control SUV rammed into the front of Ridgefield Vol. Fire Company 1's firehouse, on Broad Ave., on the evening of March 11th. 

Shortly after 6 p.m., the fire department was toned out for a reported MVA with a vehicle into a building, smoking. That was followed up by, the vehicle is into the firehouse!

The driver self-extricated and was checked by EMTs, but refused medical attention. There were no other injuries. 

The vehicle rammed through a guard rail, separating the firehouse and a nearby store, before crashing into a storage area at the front of the building, creating serious structural damage. The apparatus bay doors were also affected, but the company's quint and tower ladder were not damaged. 

According to “The Daily Voice,” the driver claimed that his brakes had failed. Witnesses told police that they observed the vehicle speeding just before the crash. 

Local building officials were called to the scene, and the Ridgefield police are conducting an investigation. 

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RON JEFFERSNew Jersey Editor

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