Mike Wilbur

NJ FIREFIGHTER INJURED WHEN TREE FALLS ON RIG DURING STORM

A Maywood firefighter was injured when a tree fell onto an engine — one of several people hurt by falling branches, limbs and trees in Bergen and Passaic counties during Tuesday’s storm, responders said.

A 71-year-old man also required medical attention after a tree fell on his car on Route 17 in Ridgewood as Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through.

A driver was injured by glass when a branch from a falling tree crashed through the windshield of a vehicle on the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway near Exit 1 in Englewood Cliffs.

And two trees fell on an Englewood home, blocking responders’ path to a resident who’d just suffered a heart attack.

Medics put the Maywood firefighter in a neck collar before taking him to Hackensack University Medical Center following the mishap on Hammell Place shortly before 1:30 p.m.

His injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

Workers everywhere hustled to clear critical roads and free downed wires.

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