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Tanker Leaves Fuel Spill on East Ridgewood Ave.

One woman injured, one lane shut down on E. Ridgewood Ave. Wednesday around noon

A fuel tanker pumping diesel into the tanks of the on East Ridgewood Avenue left a fuel spill onto Ridgewood's main shopping street Wednesday afternoon.

When pulling out from the tank, the truck's relief valve came loose, according to Ridgewood Fire Chief Jim Van Goor. The truck traveled to the intersection of E. Ridgewood and S. Maple Ave., when the driver realized he had been discharging fuel for about 100 yards.

The driver, Van Goor said, estimated about 25 gallons of diesel were discharged onto the streets.

The fuel spill caused one injury, according to Ridgewood Police Sgt. Brian Pullman. One woman slipped on the fuel and sustained a minor injury to her rear end, Pullman said. She refused medical attention.

Traffic bottlenecked at the heavily-traversed thoroughfare Wednesday afternoon. The east-bound lane on E. Ridgewood Ave. was shutdown as was S. Maple from E. Ridgewood Ave. southbound as responders waited for the county HAZMAT unit to arrive.

RdgwdGRock December 14, 2011 at 09:25 PM
"One woman slipped on the fuel and sustained a minor injury to her rear end" How is the street?
limabean December 14, 2011 at 10:26 PM
Lol...was that really the exact quote....
RdgwdGRock December 15, 2011 at 01:00 PM
yes
Michael Shetler December 15, 2011 at 04:09 PM
Ouch!
Harry July 08, 2012 at 04:29 AM
WOW she must be old school,no ambulance chaser

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