Police & Fire

Cedar Grove Driver Revived by First Responders After Car Crash

Credits: Cedar Grove Police Department

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - A Cedar Grove resident was rescued after a motor vehicle crash on Tuesday thanks to the quick response of township police, fire and EMS.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Pompton and Myrtle Aves. at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.  Police Lt. John Kennedy, Officer John Smigelsky and Officer Joseph Ligas were first on the scene, where they found one of the cars on the road way.  The driver was pulled from the vehicle by a local business man and was not breathing and in cardiac arrest according to the report.  

The officers immediately began CPR and defibrillation, working to resuscitate the man until Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad and the Fire Department arrived to take over.  The man was rushed to Mountainside Hospital and regained a pulse and started breathing on the way over.  

At last report, the victim was lucid and alert and is expected to make a full recovery.  The cause of the crash is under investigation, however police said it is suspected that the victim had a medical incident prior to the crash.  


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