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.