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Multiple People Injured in 3-Car Accident at Godwin and Park Avenues

Midland Park Police closed Godwin Avenue from Irving Street to Central Avenue for approximately one hour Wednesday night

Several people were injured in a three-car accident Wednesday night in Midland Park, officials on the scene said. Police detoured vehicle traffic around a stretch of the busy thoroughfare for almost an hour while crews tended to the injured and cleaned up the scene.

Multiple emergency responders at the scene of the accident at Godwin and Park avenues said that "3 or 4 people" were sent to the hospital following this crash. The accident occurred around 8 p.m.

The extent of their injuries, as well as the cause of the accident, was not immediately clear as of Wednesday evening.

Police had set up a detour that stretched from the intersection of Godwin and Centeral avenues to Godwin Avenue and Irving Street.

Midland Park Police Department, Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps, as well as responded to the scene.

At approximately 8:41 p.m. two vehicles from Citywide Towing began to clear the scene with the three involved vehicles in tow. 

The front ends of two vehicles appeared to be heavily damaged, along with the rear end of another vehicle.

Roads were reopened to traffic shortly after the towing company removed the damaged vehicles.

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Chris August 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM
B Sentinal sounds like one who attempted to become both a firefighter and a police officer but was rejected by both
AML August 18, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Excellent point Chris! Thanks to everyone who praised MP emergency personnel for the service that they perform...EXECPT B. Sentinal who has disdain & harbors such animosity towards these fine men and women. Apparently, this individual is the only one who has written negative comments about the emergency personnel. Please do not ever dial 911 & expect help from the very same people & volunteers that you have berated. Perhaps, you have the skills to perform CPR on yourself or a family member, or, as the other individual stated, take a garden house to douse the flames when your house is on fire!
AML August 18, 2012 at 04:19 PM
meant to say .....take a garden hose (not garden house) to douse the flames when your house is on fire....
mpisbs August 20, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Thank God my taxes dont fund that awefull town anymore. The cops and firemen never had it so good. Way to go b sentnal. The rest of youboys are a joke but you make me laugh, thanks for that.
Bergen Watcher August 24, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I think that's a bit harsh....yes, I've seen some serious drinking going on at the firehouse but these guys do take their job seriously and frankly, put themselves in harms way more than the MPPD does. Sounds like you had a kid that didn't make a travel team so you left town......good riddance.

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