Montclair police are investigating an incident that occurred Monday when a Montclair firefighter’s hand was struck after he attempted to speak to a person erratically driving a car on Valley Road.
According to a report by Montclair Det. Lt. David O’ Dowd, at approximately 9:17 a.m., Montclair Fire Department members observed a vehicle driving erratically northbound on Valley Road.
O’Dowd stated in the report that the vehicle, operated by a 22-year-old Lanoka Harbor man, came to a stop in traffic outside the Montclair Fire House on Valley Road.
O’Dowd stated a firefighter exited a fire truck and attempted to speak with the driver of the vehicle, at which time the vehicle pulled away, causing the firefighter’s left hand to be struck by the vehicle mirror.
O’Dowd stated there were no injuries reported in this incident. This incident is under investigation.